Having support from family and friends means a great deal to most patients.
Our visitor policies balance that support with patients' needs for
privacy, rest, and recovery
General visiting hours are 9:00am - 8:30pm.
Patients may request that visitors be limited. Please observe any posted
signs or instructions from staff about visitor limits.
Space in hospital rooms can be tight, and the sounds of many conversations
add to noise.
No more than two people should visit a patient at one time.
Please don't wait in hallways. Wait in designated waiting areas or
drop by the cafeteria.
If you have an
active cold, flu, or other illness—or if you have recently been exposed to a communicable disease—please
do not visit anyone in the hospital. This includes other visitors in contact
with a patient.
keep any visit brief.
Always give patients privacy when they are involved in treatment, personal care, or conversation with
a healthcare professional.
- In shared rooms, extend this respect for privacy to the other patients.
Visitors in patient rooms must be
at least 14 years old. An adult should plan to stay with all children under age 14 in a waiting
area or the cafeteria.
observe any special precautions as described by the nurse. These special precautions may be to protect
the patient or to protect anyone in contact with the patient.
We can accommodate
overnight stays only in private rooms. Nursing staff must approve overnight stays in advance.
after hours visiting in limited circumstances, usually when a patient is critically ill and
perhaps nearing end of life. Nursing staff and the patient's physician
will consult with family members about after hours visiting.