Visiting hours vary with patient care areas. Listed below are general visiting hours, HOWEVER, these hours may change depending on a number of variables. Please confirm with your nurse.
Medical Surgical Units
Visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on most general medical or surgical units. However, hours vary based on the level of care, the type of unit and physician's instructions. Ask your nurse for information about your unit. Due to the limited amount of space in the patient rooms and waiting areas, we ask that you limit your visitors to two people at a time. Please be courteous and considerate of other patients.
Intensive Care Units
Other than during situations involving patient emergencies, visiting hours for the intensive care units are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (The exception is between 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. when nurses change shift and make rounds on each patient). Visitors are generally limited to members of the immediate family and are allowed at the discretion of the nursing staff. Flowers and plants are not permitted in intensive care units. Policy prohibits visitation overnight in patient rooms.
Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in adult patient care areas. Exceptions to this are in the post partum maternity unit where maternity patients may arrange through their nurses for older siblings to visit mom and the new baby. (See below.)
In NICU, PICU, and Pediatrics, parents can visit at any time. In NICU no children under the age of 16 are permitted except siblings, and a parent must accompany all visitors. In pediatrics, arrangements may be made through the nurse for sibling visits.
Psychiatry visiting hours are as follows:
- Monday–Friday: Noon to 2 p.m.
- Monday–Thursday: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Holidays: Noon to 9 p.m.
Visitors are limited to 2, in addition to the primary support person (husband/partner). Children under the age of 14 are not permitted, unless it is a sibling of the newborn. A sibling under the age of 14 DOES NOT count as one of the 3 visitor's.
Visiting hours for Labor and Delivery are not restricted. For Maternity, visiting hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Family members and visitors may wait in the Surgical Waiting Room on 2nd floor, Concentrated Care Center (CCC) if you are going to be admitted to the hospital following surgery. If you are going home after your surgical procedure, family members may wait in the Pediatric Surgery Center waiting room on ground floor, Concentrated Care Center (CCC). Visitors are not permitted in the operating rooms at any time. In some circumstances, family members may visit patients in the PACU following surgery for brief periods.
The Surgical Liaison will be in the 2nd floor waiting room between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The liaison is there to answer your family's questions and provide information as it becomes available. During the hours when she is not there, your family may receive information from the Operating Rooms via the waiting room telephone and the perioperative nurses.