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Visiting Hours/Guidelines

Visiting Hours
Visiting hours are as free of restrictions as we can make them. Changes to the stated hours may be made based on the medical needs of the patient, their roommate or unusual circumstances identified by the medical or nursing staff.

Medical/Surgical Units
Open Visiting Hour Policy.

Children are permitted to visit on these floors with an adult. For babies less than 18 months, please make special arrangements with the nursing staff.

Please note: For those individuals receiving Hospice Services, visiting hours are not restricted. Kitchen services are available for family members and friends.

Family Birthing Center
The Family Birthing Center/OB is on the second level. Fathers and immediate family may visit any time. Sibling visits should be coordinated with a member of the nursing staff. No children under 12 years may visit except siblings.

Pediatric Unit
Open Visiting Hour Policy.

Parents may room in at no charge. Sibling visits should be coordinated with Nursing Staff.

Intensive Care Unit / Critical Care Unit
6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Visits are limited to members of the immediate family and clergy. To provide you with adequate time for rest and treatments, family members are asked to limit visits.

There is a waiting room for your family and friends to use while you are in Surgery or Intensive Care on the First Level.

Visiting Guidelines
While rest is an essential part of your recovery, we recognize that visits with your family and friends are also important. We request that visitors observe certain guidelines for your comfort and recovery, and that of your roommate.

  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during treatments or examinations.
  • Children are permitted to visit with an adult. Babies less than 18 months may visit by special arrangements made with the nursing staff.
  • Patients classified as "Isolation" will have visiting hours restricted to their immediate family only. Exceptions can be authorized by the attending physician on a case-by-case basis. All visitors should check with the Nurses' Station prior to entering any room identified with an isolation sign.
  • If you would like visitors limited, please notify your nurse who will post a sign on your door requesting all visitors to stop at the Nurses' Station before entering the room.


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