Effective Tuesday, November 22, 2022
General Visiting hours
General hospital visiting hours are unrestricted between 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. If you wish to stay after visiting hours, please obtain permission from the charge nurse.
The following are general guidelines for visitors:
- Individuals who have colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
- It is suggested that only two visitors be with a patient at the same time.
- Visitors should speak quietly and avoid unnecessary noise.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room at the staff's discretion.
- Visitors must wear shirts and shoes.
- Smoking is not allowed in any portion of the hospital building or grounds.
- Lounges for visitors are located throughout the hospital.
To provide the optimum therapeutic environment, health care providers reserve the right to limit a patient's visitors. Please feel free to discuss these guidelines with the charge nurse if special circumstances need to be considered.
- Visitation hours are from 8 am to 10 pm. To ensure a quiet, comfortable, and safe environment, it is requested that no more than three to four visitors be present at the bedside at one time.
- Between the hours of 10 pm to 8 am, to ensure a safe and quiet environment, visitors may be limited to two to three. Visitors are encouraged to visit for shorter periods of time during these hours.
- COVID-positive patients may have one designated visitor.
- Only one designated support person may stay overnight after delivery.
- During delivery, support persons are limited to two designated visitors.
- “Golden Hour”, immediately following delivery for one hour, two designated visitors will be allowed in the patient room, not including the support person.
- No one under the age of 12 will be allowed on the unit with the exception of siblings of the baby.
- Thorough hand hygiene is encouraged for all visitors.
- All visitors must self-screen for symptoms of illness. A visitor with symptoms of illness or a positive or pending COVID-19 test should not visit.
Intensive Care Unit
- Visitors must be 18 years or older Visitors must wear masks at all times.
- Up to two visitors are allowed at one time for COVID negative patients.
- One designated visitor for the entire hospitalization is allowed for COVID positive/presumed positive patients, and they can only enter once per day. Additional PPE is required during entire visit.
- No overnight visitors allowed.
- Visitors of COVID 19 positive/presumed positive patients must sign a waiver to enter.
- End-of-life patients may have additional visitor(s) on a case-by-case basis.
We understand the importance of relationships with children and the role they play in the healing process. However, due to children's decreased immunities, limited attention spans, and safety issues in a hospital, staff will use discretion in allowing visitation of children under 12. Check with a nurse on the unit for further clarification.