Visitation Guidelines for Adult and Maternity Patients

Nurses places wristband on visitor in maternity unit Guests must wear wristbands when visiting maternity patients.

Your support is important to the healing process for your family member, loved one or friend. We encourage visitation by family and friends, but we ask that all visitors follow a few important guidelines.

For everyone’s safety, please obtain a visitors badge at the information desk in the hospital you are visiting.

Visiting Hours

We welcome visitors to adult and maternity patients between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. ICU patients may receive visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Children Visiting

Children younger than age 16 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the hospital.

For children who are younger than the age of six, we require a parent or guardian to complete a questionnaire to help us determine the child’s risk of spreading infection. You may pick up a copy of the form in the lobby of the Center for Care and Discovery or Mitchell Hospital. A completed questionnaire is required before the child may visit inside the hospital.

Children younger than 6 may only visit patients in private rooms, unless the nurse caring for the patient has made an exception. For the safety of our patients, children younger than age 16 will NOT be admitted to the Stem Cell Transplant Unit.

Other Considerations

  • Because we want our patients to rest, only two guests may visit in a patient room at a time.
  • Please do not visit the hospital if you have any signs of infection, such as a cough or a fever. If our staff suspects that you have an infection or contagious disease, you will not be able to visit your loved one.
  • Flowers and plants are beautiful, but they can increase the risk of infection for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and others with weaker immune systems. If you aren’t sure if it’s safe to bring flowers or plants, it’s probably better not to do so.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to limit visitation to maintain the best interests of patients, families, visitors, and staff.

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