Visitor Guidelines effective August 13, 2021

  • Visitors under the age of 18 continue to be prohibited, unless they are the parent of a child receiving care.
  • Emergency Department:
    • Adult patient: One visitor who must remain 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: Two support persons during delivery and one who must stay the same for the duration of the hospital stay.
    • NICU patients: Two parents and two care partners allowed. Individuals must remain the same for the duration of the hospital stay. Two people are allowed in the room at once.
    • 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.

Waiting Areas


Visitors are welcome to wait in guest lounges throughout the facility.

Individuals accompanying patients who are having surgery are asked to wait in the Surgical Services lounge on the second floor. The lounge is located on the upper level of the main lobby and is accessible by stairs or elevator. Visitors should check-in with the lounge volunteer to make sure the physician is able to keep them informed.

Wireless Internet


St. Mary's is proud to offer free wireless internet access to our patients and their visitors.

Once your laptop or other device has detected the wireless connection to "SMD-GUEST," you will be connected to the internet.

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