Visiting a Patient
Family and friends are important for your healing process and visits are encouraged. We ask that visitors respect the patient’s need for care and rest. The length of your visit should be determined by how the patient is feeling. If you have cold, flu symptoms, are not feeling well, or have been recently exposed to a communicable disease, it is better to call the patient than visit. If you feel that it is necessary to visit the patient, please request a mask from the nurse or Patient Registration to wear at all times while you are in the hospital. Pagers are available in some departments for family members who want to leave an area but need to be in contact with staff.
To enter the hospital after 8 p.m. visitors should use the Emergency Department entrance.
Health care information belongs to the patient and needs to be managed by the patient. Any personal information about a patients diagnosis and treatment must come from the patients physician, and that information will only be given to someone other than the patient with proper authorization.