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Adult Patients

Visiting hours are arranged with the Primary Care Nurse caring for a patient based on the needs of the patient.  Recommended visiting hours and restrictions for each area are as follows:

Medical/Surgical: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Telemetry: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit: Any time with the following exceptions:

• No visiting during report times: 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
• Visitors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
• No visitors under the age of 13 at any time.
• Exceptions: will be granted on an individual basis.

Flex Care: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  After 4:00 PM at the discretion of the Primary Care

Labor & Delivery: Open visiting hours for the father or other support person as
chosen by the mother. Visitors under 13 years of age must be a brother or sister of
the newborn and accompanied by an adult at all times. During the actual delivery of
the infant, only 2 people, as chosen by the mother, are allowed to attend.

Post Partum: Father or support person and siblings of the newborn may visit at any
time. All others will be allowed between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, but limited to a
maximum of 3 visitors at one time.

NICU: Parents are allowed in the NICU at all hours except during shift change
between 6:30 AM and 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. The number of visitors at
the bedside will be determined at the discretion of the bedside nurse; however a
parent or legal guardian of the patient must be with the visitors. Children may visit
with adult supervision at any time (except during RSV season) but the length of stay
may be limited due to the age of the child.

A visitor may be asked to leave the room after all alternatives have been considered if
a patient is:

• Undergoing an emergency or complicated procedure
• Other infants undergoing emergency or complicated procedure
• Going to be discussing confidential information with the clinician.

Emergency Department: All patients may have 2 visitors each at the bedside while
in the Emergency Department. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the
Primary Care Nurse.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit: Visitors will be allowed only with the approval of the
Primary Care Nurse caring for the patient in the unit.

Surgery: No visitors will be allowed.

DP/SNF: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  After 9:00 PM, visitors will be allowed at the
discretion of the Charge Nurse. Visitors will be limited to three (3) at a time for each

Acute Dialysis: No visitors are allowed in the acute dialysis treatment room due to
space limitations.


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