Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends alike are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern. We recommend visitors stick to regular visiting hours: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Certain care areas may have different visiting hours. In the best interest of your loved one, please adhere to visiting hours and follow our guidelines. If you have questions, please ask the nurse on your unit.
When you visit, please follow these guidelines:
- Smoking is not allowed in patient rooms, in the hospital or on hospital property.
- Visitors must dress appropriately and wear shirts and shoes.
- No more than four visitors are allowed at the bedside at one time.
- Don’t visit if you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease. It could jeopardize the health of the patient you’re visiting – as well as everyone in the hospital.
- Keep your visit short. Many patients tire easily.
- Out of respect for other patients, please avoid unnecessary noise.
- You may be asked to step outside a patient room during tests or treatments or when medical staff needs to see the patient.
- Out of respect for the privacy of others, no photography is allowed in patient care areas.
- Please step outside to use your cell phone. Signals from some phones can interfere with equipment such as IV pumps.
Parents of Pediatric Patients
Parents of pediatric patients are welcome to remain with their child outside of normal visiting hours. We have fold-up beds available if you want to stay overnight.
There are visitor lounges on each patient floor and on Level Two. There are specific waiting areas for families of patients in the intensive care unit, emergency department, ambulatory surgery, imaging and the Family Birth Center.
Gifts of Food or Drink
Please check with a nurse before bringing food or drink to a patient. Some food and drink can be detrimental to recovery or could interact with medications. Food, fresh flowers and live plants aren’t allowed in the intensive care unit.