Surgery Resources

Preparing for Your Surgery 

Quick Questions for Your Doctor

Having Surgery? What you need to know (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Preparing Your Child for the Hospital and 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 at

AmericInn Lodge & Suites-Bemidji
1200 Paul Bunyan DR NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-4124
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
2422 Ridgeway Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-2147
Super 8 Motel****Offers reduced rates for families of NCRH patients.
1815 Paul Bunyan DR NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-5602
Best Western Bemidji****Offers reduced rates for families of NCRH patients.
2420 Paul Bunyan DR NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-8790
Hampton Inn & Suites
1019 Paul Bunyan DR S
Bemidji, MN 56601-3223


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.