Visiting Hours and Quiet Time

Visitation may be limited due to patient condition. Any visitor who has permission to stay past general visiting hours must get a visitor’s badge from the nursing staff. The badge must be worn through the extended stay. The following general visiting policies apply.

Medical/Surgical Units

8:30 AM-8:30 PM

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visits may be limited or postponed due to a patient’s condition or other unit-related emergencies. Visitation is limited to family, support persons, close friends, and clergy. 8:30 AM-1:00 PM, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, 8:30 PM-11:00 PM, 1:00 AM-6:00 AM.

Maternity

10:00 AM-8:30 PM. A father or significant other may visit a postpartum patient at any time. At the discretion of the nurse, a husband or significant other and two other visitors may visit a patient in a labor and delivery room.

Pediatrics

11:00 AM-8:00 PM. Parents may visit at any hour. Siblings may visit only if they are well. They must have no fever or show other signs of an acute illness.

Behavioral Health

Visiting hours are from 7:30 PM -8:30 PM every day. Weekend and holiday hours are from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM in accordance with physician’s orders. Two visitors are allowed at a time for one patient. No personal items are to be brought on the unit. The unit does have available lockers for visitors to use while visiting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to visit the unit.

Quiet Time

In order to provide rest and promote healing for our patients, we observe a special quiet time every night form 9:00 PM until 7:00 AM. During these hours, lights will be dimmed in hallways and at workstations and overhead paging will be kept to a minimum. The shades or blinds in patient rooms will be drawn (unless otherwise preferred). Nurses, nursing assistants, and other staff will still perform their necessary tasks, but they will do so in a quiet manner. During quiet time, conversations in the hallways will be kept to a minimum, and all phones and pagers will be placed on vibrate.