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Prohibited Items

Personal Items and Valuables

You are encouraged to bring only essential items to the hospital, such as sleepwear and toiletries. Large sums of money, keys, jewelry, personal papers, and other valuables should be left at home. For safety reasons, do not bring TVs, radios, hairdryers, or other electric devices. The hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen items, such as laptops, iPods, or cell phones.

To keep personal items secure you should:

Keep eyeglasses and hearing aids in a case in the top drawer of your bedside table when you are not using them.

Upon request, your nurse can provide and label a clear, plastic storage bin for smaller essential items. You may take the box home with you upon discharge. Keep dentures in a denture cup in the top drawer of your bedsidetable. Do not place dentures on your food tray or on the bed linen.

Keep clothing in your room closet, bedside table, or suitcase. If you do have personal valuables (jewelry, watches, money, credit cards, etc.) that need to be secured, please notify your nurse, who will notify Security.

For additional information on security matters, please dial 645-5604 to speak to a security representative.

Smoking Policy:

Tobacco is the single largest preventable cause and premature death in the United States. On Guam, tobacco kills at least one person every day. Direct use increases the risk of cancers of the lung, mouth, nasal cavity, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colorectal, liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder, cervical, ovary, and myeloid leukemia. Those who do not smoke but are exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk for lung cancer.

To protect the health of our patients, visitors, and staff, smoking is prohibited in all areas of the hospital. If you are interested in smoking cessation, ask your health care provider about resources, visit www.quitnow.net/ guam/ or call 1-800-QUIT NOW to be connected to the quitline in your state.

Studies suggest that everyone can quit smoking. Your situation or condition can give you a special reason to quit. Pregnant women/new mothers: By quitting, you protect your baby’s health and your own.

Hospitalized patients: By quitting, you reduce health problems and help healing. Heart attack patients: By quitting, you reduce your risk of a second heart attack. Lung, head, and neck cancer patients: By quitting, you reduce your chance of a second cancer. Parents of children and adolescents: By quitting, you protect your children and adolescents from illnesses caused by second-hand smoke.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (June 2000). Special situations or conditions. In U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Ed.), You can quit smoking (Rev. January 2006 ed., p.7) [Pamphlet]. Author. Please note that e-cigarettes or “vaping” is also prohibited at GRMC.


The use of cell phones is prohibited where critical medical equipment is in operation.

Please read and follow all posted signs about the use of cell phones, and use only in approved areas. If you must use your cell phone, please speak in a low voice so as not to disturb the privacy and comfort of other patients and visitors.

Balloons & Flowers:

Flowers and Mylar balloons are welcome for patients, except in our intensive care units on the 2nd floor and for some special cases on our 4th and 5th floor wings, where they may promote infection. Latex balloons, which can cause allergic reactions, are not permitted anywhere in the hospital. You may purchase flowers or balloons at our Floral Shop located on the first floor, at the main entrance of the hospital. You may contact the Floral Shop at 645- 5668.

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