We strive to keep the waiting room as quiet and comfortable as possible for family members and visitors. We ask that only two persons per patient stay between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. and that you limit your personal belongings. Please do not bring pillows, blankets or air mattresses from home. After the last visitation of the evening, linens will be provided for family members staying overnight.
Please note: We have a limited number of rental rooms for overnight guests who prefer a more private setting. Please go to the Information Desk window and ask the operator about availability.
Anderson Regional Medical Center is not responsible for items left in the waiting area; therefore, family members are encouraged to limit items left there. The patient’s money and valuables should be taken home or otherwise secured upon admission to the hospital. Please see the admissions clerk if you need assistance.
The number for incoming calls to the waiting area is 601.553.2071. If family members are not available, the patient representative will take a message. Please check with the patient representative for messages.
The use of tobacco in any form is not permitted in Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Food and Drinks
Food and drinks are permitted only in the snack area of the waiting room. Churches and individuals donating food have been asked to donate pre-packaged food only. Coffee is available in the snack area. You are encouraged to eat your meals in our cafeteria.
Cafeteria hours are:
Breakfast 6:30 to 10 a.m.
Lunch 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Soup and Salad Bar and Grill are open from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the hospital.
Gifts and ICU/CCU Patients
Due to limited space, flowers, balloons, novelties and food are not allowed in the ICU/CCU units. A bulletin board is in each room for displaying cards, pictures, etc.
Mail is delivered to the waiting area Monday through Friday. The patient representative or a volunteer will distribute mail to family members. Mail should be addressed to the patient at the hospital address:
Anderson Regional Medical Center
2124 14th Street • Meridian, MS 39301