Visitation Hours

Minimum Age of Visitors:

Children under twelve are discouraged from visiting. The minimum age of visitors is determined on an individual basis, considering the diagnosis of the patient as well as the roommate (when applicable).

Day Surgery Unit:

•No restriction of visitation.

Emergency Department:

••  One support person, family member, friend, or other individual may be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of hospital stay or outpatient visit, unless the individual’s presence infringes on other’s rights, safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient’s surrogate decision maker or legally authorized representative.

••  Two visitors at a time may visit with patient, one of those being the designated support person.

••  Parents or designated support person will be allowed to stay with pediatric patients at all times.

Family Birthing Center:

Visiting hours are from 10 am – 8 pm (Please note times for “Quiet Time”).

• •  Quiet Time:

- 2:00pm to 4:00pm & Midnight to 4:00am
- Visitors will be asked to leave a message at Nurses Station.
- This is a time to allow the patient to rest and new families to bond.

•  One support person or spouse may be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of hospital stay. All other visitors may visit two at a time, during the specified hours only.

•  All visitors must be at least 18 years old, unless they are the brother or sister of the newborn.

•  All visitors will be allowed access through a secure entry intercom system.

•  Visitors with known or suspected infections will be asked not to visit on the Family Birthing Unit.

•  Children without known or suspected infections are welcome to visit their mother any time.

North 2 and Progressive Care Units:

7 am until 8:30 pm

•  One support person, family member, friend, or other individual may be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of hospital stay or outpatient visit, unless the individual’s presence infringes on other’s rights, safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient’s surrogate decision maker or legally authorized representative.

•  No opposite sex support persons can stay in semi-private rooms during the night.

•  All other visitors may visit two at a time, during specified hours only.

•  Parents or designated support person will be allowed to stay with pediatric patients at all times.

Special Care Unit:

Visitation in the Special Care Unit is restricted only at the following times to allow for the reporting off from one shift to another:

6:30 am – 7:45 am
6:30 pm – 7:45pm

•  Children under 12 years of age are strongly discouraged from visiting in the Special Care Unit.

•  Special situations may arise that may cause visiting hours to change. For example, visitors may be asked to leave or wait until a quieter time if a patient is having trouble, even if it is not your family member. These decisions will be made at the nurse’s discretion.

•  One support person, family member, friend, or other individual may be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of hospital stay or outpatient visit, unless the individual’s presence infringes on other’s rights, safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient’s surrogate decision maker or legally authorized representative.

•  All other visitors may visit two at a time, during the specified hours only.

•  Parents or designated support person will be allowed to stay with pediatric patients.

Operating Room and Day Surgery Procedure Room:

Visitors are NOT permitted in the operating room or day surgery procedure room. With permission of the attending physician, the husband or significant other may be allowed in the operating room for surgical delivery of babies.