Department considerations

Visitation in high-risk areas or for patients with communicable diseases will be at the discretion of department leadership. Similarly, departmental leadership may restrict the number of visitors at any point for the safety of patients and colleagues.

Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • General visiting hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily.
  • No more than two visitors (excluding parents and siblings) at the bedside at any one time.  
  • Visiting hours for all siblings, extended family and friends are 8 am to 8 pm.
  • Pediatrics is a secured unit. 
  • Only visitors listed on the patient visitor list will be permitted on the unit.
  • Visitors must check in at the security desk in the lobby to receive a visitor badge. Once the visitor arrives on the Pediatric Unit, the visitor must use the phone outside the unit doors to call and receive permission to enter. 
  • Please check in at the nurses' desk before entering room.
  • No children under the age of 18 are allowed to spend the night.
  • Only two adults may stay at the bedside overnight.
  • Any visitor may be asked to leave if behavior is deemed inappropriate.
  • All visitors must be healthy (fever free, no signs of respiratory illness, etc.).



  • Two parents or guardians and up to four NICU Care Partners are allowed. 
  • Individuals must remain the same for the duration of hospital stay. 
  • Four people are allowed in room at once. 
  • Care Partners are to follow the visiting hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • No one under the age of 18. 
  • All visitors must be healthy (fever free, no signs of respiratory illness, etc.).

Intensive Care Units (ICU/CVICU)

  • Visiting hours are open throughout the day and night.
  • Number of visitors for each patient is limited to two at any given time and they may be asked to leave the bedside during change of shift report.
  • After 8 p.m., no more than two visitors per patient may remain in the ICU visitors lounge.


Women and Infants Center (former Birth Center)

  • Only the support person, plus two other visitors, are allowed in the room at the time of delivery. Only hospital staff are allowed to exit or enter the delivery room.
  • In addition to the support person, a maximum of four visitors who must remain the same throughout a patient’s stay are allowed on the Women and Infants Center unit at one time. There is an additional waiting area on the second floor (main lobby), if needed.
  • Visitors MUST obtain a visitor's badge at the front desk before entering the unit. Badges must be visible at all times. 
  • One adult visitor (over the age of 18) will be allowed to stay overnight on the unit. 
  • Children (under the age of 18) are not allowed on the unit unless they are a brother or sister of the infant. 
  • Visitors may be limited, if necessary, to ensure the health of the mother and her infant.