Visitor Guidelines

Effective August 13,2021

Emergency Department

  • Adult patient: One visitor who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.
  • Pediatric patient: Two parents and/or guardians who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.

 

Inpatient Units

  • Adult inpatients: One visitor per patient per day during the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Pediatric inpatients: Two parents or guardians allowed.
  • Women and infants center: Labor: Two support persons may remain with patient during labor, delivery and 2-hour recovery period. Afterwards, one of the two is allowed the remainder of patient's stay.
  • End-of-life patients: Two visitors per patient per day. Please call the hospital for guidance in specific situations.

 

Surgery (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.

Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: 

  • One visitor may accompany the patient or wait in designated waiting areas.
  • Patients being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.

 

Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person.

 

 

 

NO VISITORS ALLOWED for patients under investigation for possible COVID-19 diagnosis and those confirmed positive for COVID-19. 

Visitors can enter the main lobby from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and use the emergency department entrance when main entrance is closed.

Approved visitors/support persons must be over the age of 18 and will continue to be screened upon entering the facility for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Support persons who have any of the following symptoms or are not feeling well will NOT be allowed to visit:

  • Fever or chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Exposure to a known COVID-19 person in the past 14 days
  • If the support person had COVID-19, he/she may not come to the hospital until 14 days after onset of symptoms or positive COVID-19 test AND at least 24 hours fever free with improvement in symptoms.