Free TV and Local Calls are both now available at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. As a continuation of its Patient Service Excellence Initiative, Peninsula Regional Medical Center began offering the free services on June 28th.
The Medical Center has made free local calling available in every inpatient room. Patients wishing to make long distance calls will be asked to charge those to a personal credit card or to a calling card. Patients or visitors wishing to purchase calling cards with pre-set spending limits may do so inside the Junior Board Shop, located on the first floor at Peninsula Regional. For the comfort of all patients, incoming calls will be accepted from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., however, outgoing local and long distance calls may be placed from a patient’s room at any time. Patients wishing to not receive incoming calls will still have that option. Cell phone use in patient rooms or on all clinical patient areas will not be permitted at any time.
Additionally, the Medical Center’s existing selection of in-house educational channels, plus local and cable television channels provided through Comcast are now offered free of charge in all inpatient rooms. There has been no change in the number of channels currently available or the selection offered.
“A number of our patients have expressed a desire for us to offer free local calling and television service and we’re pleased to be able to provide that,” stated Alan Newberry, president/CEO. “This is an exciting period of growth for our Medical Center, and this change to free local telephone and television service is another way of continuing our ‘patient first’ philosophy that is tied very closely to everything we are doing with our current expansion project.”
Peninsula Regional also eliminated parking costs for all visitors in February, and continues to offer free visitor parking in Garage B on Locust Street and free parking for all Peninsula Heart Center, Peninsula Wound Center and Peninsula Cancer Center patients in the lot on East Carroll Street.