Mayo Clinic Health System offers CaringBridge free of charge for patients while at a Mayo Clinic Health System location. A CaringBridge site offers many ways for people to stay connected with loved ones at home and elsewhere during any type of health event.
Patients and their families can post messages, updates and pictures, and loved ones can respond with messages of support and encouragement. The service is confidential, secure and private, and is accessible only to people selected by the patient or loved one. Users have access to multiple privacy settings and can be assured that personal data is protected and will not be sold. Set up a page today.
The cafeteria is in the basement of the hospital. It features weekly and daily specials. Soups, salads, desserts and coffee are available to compliment your meal. There also is a grab-and-go sandwich station, which provides hot and cold items for those in a hurry. The cafeteria is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Vending machines are available 24/7. They are in the basement of the hospital near the entrance to the cafeteria. Options include hot and cold beverages, snacks, and cold fruit and sandwiches.
Hotels in Sparta may offer a discount for Mayo Clinic Health System patients and their families. Make sure to inquire about special offers when booking a room. Go to Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce for information on accommodations and attractions in the area.
The Mayo Clinic Store is committed to serving your special health care needs by offering a full range of medical supplies and products. Visit the Mayo Clinic Store page to search for a location near you and for information about the products and services offered.
Room service provides all meals for patients and visitors daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Patients can order off a restaurant-style menu and have their selections delivered by room service attendants. Patients will be instructed on procedures to order meals as part of their orientation when admitted. Vending machines are available 24/7. They are in the basement of the hospital near the entrance to the cafeteria. Options include hot and cold beverages, snacks, and cold fruit and sandwiches.
For more information, contact Nutrition Services at 608-266-5207.
When a patient is admitted to any inpatient department, Mayo Clinic Health System asks the patient or family member to identify one support person who will be the primary patient representative to receive information and updates about the patient's condition. This support person also is responsible for communicating these updates to family and friends and acting as the patient's advocate.
Each patient is assigned a security code. To protect the privacy of the patient and allow the nurse to spend the maximum amount of time with the patient, the support person must have this security code to obtain information about the patient.
Consider these tips:
Let Mayo Clinic Health System know if you do not want your name and contact information to be given to callers and visitors if they ask for your updated clinical information.
Take notes when receiving medical information so you can refer to them when updating family and friends.
Ask for information about CaringBridge to post online updates.