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For Family and Friends


Guest Guidelines

Visits from family and friends may be helpful to you, so we encourage guests. However, we ask that they follow these guidelines while they’re visiting:

  • Guests may not smoke anywhere on the hospital grounds.
  • Guests must wear shirts and shoes at all times.
  • Guests with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should check with your nurse before they visit you.
  • Guests need to maintain quiet behavior and avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Guests may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments, or when the doctor or nurse needs to see you.

Thank you for your cooperation! Additional visitor information is below.


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, on the east side of the building.

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.
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