We believe visitors are essential in promoting your health and well-being during your recovery. Family and friends are encouraged to visit you as often as possible unless otherwise indicated by your physician. At the same time, we ask that visitors respect a patient’s need for rest and privacy. Any person with or exposed to a communicable disease (cold, runny nose, fever, flu, and diarrhea) should not visit the hospital. Please discuss visitation and the number of visitors with your nurse. Because many of the rooms are semi-private, we ask that visitors be sensitive to the roommate’s need for rest and quiet.
Children under the age of 12 may visit, but should always be accompanied by an adult other than the patient. All units have open visiting hours, except as noted below:
Mother/Baby Unit: To support mother/baby bonding and rest, we ask that visitation be limited to the hours of 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 4 – 8 p.m. Visitors are discouraged during the unit’s designated “cuddle (quiet) time”, from 1 – 4 p.m. daily.
The patient’s designated significant other/support person may remain with the patient on the unit to assist with newborn care at all times.
Siblings of newborns may visit with adult supervision; however, to ensure rest for new mothers, they are not allowed to remain overnight.
Labor and Delivery: Patients, in collaboration with their nurse, will determine the number of visitors during the labor and delivery process. The patient’s designated significant other will be issued an I.D. band, which needs to be worn during the duration of the stay. The first hour after delivery will be reserved for initial parent-infant bonding and newborn and maternal stabilization, after which family and friends will be invited to meet the baby.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Visitors need to contact the NICU staff prior to visiting.