Visiting Hours

Visitation Policy Update

The following updates to our visitation policy are temporary, however necessary for the safety of our patients, staff and the community.

Inpatient and Surgical/Procedural Visitor guidelines:

  • Patients in inpatient areas and those having a surgery or procedure may designate ONE visitor who may visit during their hospital stay. At the time of admission, the designated visitor will be documented by the care team via the Visitor FYI flag. All designated visitors will receive a wristband.
  • Designated visiting hours to inpatient units are until 6pm. The main entrance (Entry A) closes daily at 5pm.
  • An exception to the visitation policy above includes COVID-19 positive patients, patients under investigation for COVID-19, and those undergoing aerosolizing procedures. No visitors will be allowed for the safety of the patient, the staff and the community.
  • A process is in place to address unique circumstances where a support person is needed such as: end-of-life, parent of a newborn, parent of a pediatric patient or situations that make visiting a loved one essential. Visiting hours will be adjusted to meet the needs of the circumstance.
  • We will continue to allow one support person for Cancer Center and Radiation Oncology.
  • Clergy will be permitted to visit members of their parish during visiting hours if the health screening requirements are met.
  • Anyone with a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste, those awaiting COVID-19 diagnostic results, those with a known recent exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual or anyone who has travel to an identified hot-spot in the last 14 days is not allowed entry.
  • All visitors will be screened upon entry and must wear a mask at all times while in the building.
  • No visitors under the age of 14

Emergency Department
Emergency Department patients will be allowed one visitor as long as the patient does not have a suspected respiratory illness.

Outpatient Visitors
Outpatient testing including laboratory and radiology testing is limited to patients only, with the exception of minors and those in need of assistance. Visitors will be asked to remain in their car.

Provider Clinics
Provider clinics are limited to the patient only. No visitors in the clinic. Exceptions are one parent with a minor child and one support person with a patient needing assistance.

Women's Center: No visitors in the clinic. Exceptions are made for one visitor for the first OB visit or for a procedure (including sonogram). Visitor must be between 18-60 years old and provide their own mask.

We know that you want to spend time with your loved one, so visitors can stay until 9 p.m. For the comfort and rest of our patients overnight, any requests to stay beyond regular visiting hours will be considered on an individual basis by the nurse caring for the patient.

When necessary, the number and frequency of visitors may be limited at the discretion of the physician or nurse for the protection of the patient’s health and need to rest.

Visitors may be asked to leave for brief periods to provide privacy for patient care, confidentiality and/or rest.

The hospital has “quiet time” each day from 1 to 3 p.m.

Children under the age of 12 years will be admitted as visitors to the hospital only in the company of a responsible adult. Children under the age of 6 years will be admitted as visitors only when authorized by the nurse charged with the responsibility for the care of the patient.

Specialized units, such as our intensive care units, may have individual visiting policies.