The General Visitation policy is hospital-wide unless it is otherwise specified in the patient care units listed below:
Visiting hours are 8:00am to 8:30pm. Please note specific departments for their visitation times.
Visitors are limited to two (2) per patient at any time. If there are more visitors than that in the room, any over the limit of 2 will be asked to wait in the closest Waiting Room.
Children must be 9 years of age to visit in the hospital. They should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Children may not be ill, noisy or recently exposed to a communicable disease such as measles, chicken pox, mumps, colds, flu, rash or person(s) with a fever. Exceptions to this rule will be determined on an individual unit basis by the Charge Nurse. Specific situations such as end-of-life care or critically ill patients are examples of situations to consider.
Children under nine (9) may remain in the hospital main lobby and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children may not be left unattended anywhere in the hospital.
One family member may stay overnight with each patient if the patient is in a private room at the discretion of the charge nurse.
If the patient is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must stay with the child at all times for the security of the child.
Family members are allowed to stay overnight in the unit waiting rooms at the discretion of the charge nurse. Anyone wishing to stay overnight must obtain a red Special Visiting Permit from the charge nurse. The visitor must be 18 years of age or older.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU):
The ICU is open for visitation from 8:00am until 8:30pm except for Quiet Time (2:00pm-4:00pm) and Shift Change (6:30pm - 8:00pm).
Visitors are restricted to family and significant others with no more than 2 visitors at a time. Visitors are asked to wait in the ICU waiting room during non-visitation hours. ICU staff will contact you when visitation is permitted. Visitors are not permitted in non-patient areas unless granted by nursing. Visitors with fevers, colds and other contagious illness are discouraged from visiting. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted.. Exceptions made be made by the charge nurse. ICU doors are locked and access can be granted by nursing via the intercom. Visitors may contact the ICU Staff by dialing 6300 from the telephone in the waiting room. There may be times during normal visitation hours that the unit is closed for special situations. These may include, but are not limited to, emergencies, procedures and security issues.
Visitors are limited to two (2) per patient during visiting hours unless otherwise indicated by the charge nurse.
Women & Infants—General Visitation:
Children under nine (9) may remain in the hospital main lobby and must be accompanied by an adult at all times unless they are siblings to the new baby.
Four (4) visitors maximum per patient at any one time.
Only one person may stay at night. They must be an adult 18 years or older.
Women & Infants - Labor & Delivery:
Labor patients may have 3 support people in the room. All others are to remain in the waiting room. The support persons in the room will be responsible for keeping all other visitors updated. The Labor & Delivery Waiting Room is open at all times.
Siblings to the new baby may only visit after delivery - not during labor.
Visitors may be asked to leave at any time to wait outside dependent upon patient care activities
Center for Rehabilitation:
Rehab patients may have visitors on weekdays between 4:00pm and 8:00pm, Saturdays between 1:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays between 9:00am and 8:00pm
Overnight Guests & Red Visitor Cards:
During the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., a visitor must have a red Special Visiting Permit to remain on an inpatient unit after hours. The Special Visiting Permit may be obtained from the Charge Nurse on the Inpatient Unit or at the Emergency Registration Desk. If obtained from the Charge Nurse on the inpatient unit, the Charge Nurse will write the visitor’s name, the name of the patient, room # and the date on the card. If obtained from the Emergency Registration Desk, the Registration Clerk must contact the Charge Nurse on the Inpatient Unit for permission for an after hours visitor. Once approval has been obtained from the Charge Nurse, the Registration Clerk will provide the visitor with a Special Visiting Permit and will write the visitor’s name, the name of the patient, room # and the date on the card.
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