We want your stay at Palms of Pasadena Hospital to be as comfortable as possible. Our BCIR patients make their new home away from home on a unit called '2 East'. Each room is designed for private accommodations with a sofa that turns into a bed should a relative or support person want to stay with you during your hospitalization, at no additional charge. The rooms are large and include a desk, wireless Internet access, and a flat screen TV. Each room has a nice size closet and additional storage under the sofa.
A washer and dryer are located on the floor near your room for your convenience. Please bring your own detergent and fabric softener as many individuals have sensitivities to some brands.
A cafeteria is available in the hospital. There is also restaurants/food establishments within walking distance of the hospital.
You will probably wear your hospital gown for the first few days following surgery. Further into your recovery, you may wish to wear street clothes such as sweat suits, shorts, large t-shirts or oversized nightshirts. Whatever you select, it should be loose-fitting and comfortable. You will be able to walk on hospital grounds; therefore, for your safety and comfort, shoes are recommended.
Bring personal photos of family members and friends. Certain hobbies/crafts are good to pass the time, such as needlework, knitting, crossword puzzles, reading materials, playing cards, etc.
The new unit is a tribute to both Dr. Barnett and Dr. Pollack. The plaque that was placed on the entrance wall to the unit reads: "In Loving Memory of two men who dedicated their professional lives to further the quality of life for those who suffered from Inflammatory Bowel Disease."