Hospital Visiting Guidelines

For the welfare of our patients and to contribute to each patient’s recovery, we urge all visitors to please observe the following visiting practices established by the Medical Center:

  1. Patients require adequate rest and attention. Please observe the following visiting hours:
    • 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. DAILY
    • We ask that all visitors leave the patient rooms during the times of 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. so that the nursing staff can discuss patient care with each other as they change shifts. Please feel free to wait in our waiting rooms or lobby until shift change is over. Please refrain from gathering in hallways and outside the doors of the area you are visiting.
  2. Patient visits should not exceed two (2) visitors at any given time, unless there is a special circumstance.
  3. Visitors must be in good health.
  4. No visitors under the age of 13 years are permitted in patient care areas, with the EXCEPTION of a brother or sister of a child who is a patient in Pediatrics, NICU, OB and family members of a terminally ill patient. They may visit under these conditions:
    • A. Siblings may visit during regular visiting hours only. They must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
    • B. The child visitor must be in good health which is determined as necessary by a nurse or physician in the unit.
    • C. Siblings will receive a green identifying arm band to wear.
  5. Shoes and shirts are required for all visitors.
  6. Noise levels should be kept to a minimum in the corridors and while in patient rooms.
  7. No food should be brought in from outside the hospital for patients. Visitors should not eat in patient areas.
  8. No smoking within the hospital; smoking is only permitted within the designated smoking area, outside the hospital.
  9. Visiting is not allowed if the visitor is ill.
  10. Please check in at the nursing stations for the following departments prior to visiting:

    • Pediatrics
    • Neonatal ICU
    • Emergency Department
    • ICU-DOU
    • OB
    • PACU
    Patient being discharged should arrange transportation prior to 12:00 p.m.
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