Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m until 9:00 p.m. These hours apply to all patients.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Dress code for patients and visitors requires shoes, shirts and/or housecoats.
An adult family member is required to stay with all pediatric patients under 12 years of age.
Visitors are advised to consider the patientís need for rest and limit visits accordingly.
A maximum of 2 persons may be permitted to visit a patient at any one time.
Critical and/or terminally ill patients may be allowed additional visitors
if approved by the physician and/or the nursing shift supervisor.
No visitation will be at the patientís request, the familyís request, or by a physicianís order.
A sign will be posted on the door of the patientís room.
The nursing staff will be responsible for notifying the information desk.
An overnight visitor will be allowed in all private rooms.
The semi-private rooms may have an overnight visitor
if permitted by the nursing shift supervisor and visitor is of the same sex.
This is to allow for the comfort and privacy of the other patient in the semi-private room.
It is recommended that only one visitor be allowed to stay overnight with a patient.
Children under the age of 16 should not stay overnight with a patient.
Visitors must not interfere with the activities of the professional staff.
Quiet should be maintained. Smoking is prohibited except in the designated areas
outside of the building. Visitors should not bring food to patients unless permitted
to do by the physician of the nursing staff.
If the visitation rules are severely abused, the nursing shift supervisor should be notified.
Infection Control Precautions for Patients, Visitors, and Family
Check with the nurse before entering the room of any patient
with transmission based precautions noted on the door.
Follow instructions by the nursing staff for prevention of disease transmission.
Avoid handling patient care equipment unless trained to do so.
Avoid handling of body secretions unless directly
involved in the patientís care and trained to do so.
Avoid eating or drinking from the patientís tray.
Avoid visiting the hospital when sick with a communicable
disease and especially during times of high levels of community illness.
Practice good handwashing.
Visitors should wash their hands after assisting with
any patient care activity, after using the restroom and before eating.
Visitors are not permitted in the operating room, the
post-operative recovery area, the Central Processing area,
the soiled utility areas, the linen service areas,
food preparations areas or the pantry.