Visitor Policy

General Visitation Practices:

  1. Visiting times are 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM but may vary on specialized units. If patients desire visitors at other times, arrangements can be made with the Charge Nurse. The patient or their support person will be made aware of any specific circumstance limiting visiting.
  2. Visitors who are ill (have an infection, fever, cold, diarrhea, or vomiting) or do not feel well should refrain from visiting.
  3. In order to provide patients with adequate rest, visitors are restricted to one person at a time at the bedside. Visitor limitations in Maternal Child Health are based on unit and patient criteria. Children (age 12 and under) may visit the inpatient units but not the intensive care units.
  4. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be directly supervised at all times. The patient cannot be considered the designee supervising the child.
  5. Visitors including children accompanied by employees or physicians who are not designated patient visitors, must comply with the visitor guidelines and remain in areas designated as public.
  6. There are certain circumstances for health and safety reasons that visitation may not be allowed, and/or the hours and number of visitors may be restricted. Such circumstances include:
    1. Patient requests for no visitors or not to have certain visitors.
    2. Infection Control issues.
    3. The patient is undergoing care interventions.
    4. Visitors may be interfering with other patient’s care.
    5. The healthcare team has determined the presence of a particular visitor may endanger the health or safety of a patient, a staff member, or significantly disrupt the operations of the facility.
    6. The patient is in the custody of law enforcement.