Surgery Resources

Preparing for Your Surgery


Maps, Directions & Parking

Medication Tracking Form

Guest Accommodations:  Here are a few motels/hotels close to the hospital. For a complete listing of lodging in the Bemidji area, visit the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce .

The American College of Surgeons (ACS)

For a copy of the free pamphlet, When You Need an Operation, write, call, or visit ACS online.
The American College of Surgeons
Office of Public Information
633 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 202-5000 (toll free: 1-800-621-4111)
ACS Public Information website:

Second Opinion

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Medicare hotline: 1-800-633-4227
Getting a Second Opinion Before Surgery: Your Choices and Medicare Coverage For this free brochure, write to:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Room 555, East High Rise Building
6325 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21207
Ask for Publication No. CMS 02173.
The brochure can also be found on the CMS Web site at


For copies of free booklets on what you should know about anesthesia, write or call:
The American Society of Anesthesiologists
520 North Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 825-5586
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: (847) 692-7050.