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Visiting hours

We understand that visitors are important to the healing process, and we encourage family and friends to visit. Standard visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., but may be modified by the care team to meet the needs of the patient.

Visiting hours in the Family Birth Center are individualized according to the patient's needs and wishes. Visitors may enter the birth center directly between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. and through the emergency department during other hours.

In the critical care unit (CCU), families are welcomed any time except 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the times when we do our regular reports. Because of the nature of the care delivered on the unit, visitors to CCU are asked to use the special telephone in the visitor's room before entering the unit.

Visitation safety guidelines

For the comfort and well-being of all our patients, we ask that visitors follow these guidelines: Please ask that your family and friends do not visit if they are ill with an infectious disease, such as a cold or flu.

A responsible adult must supervise visiting children at all times. No animals are permitted on the nursing units, with the exception of Seeing Eye dogs.

Flowers for patients are welcome except in the CCU or elsewhere where they may promote infection. Latex balloons may pose a danger to people with latex allergies and present a potential choking danger to children. Only mylar balloons are permitted in the medical center.