We welcome visitors

Visitors are an important part of your recovery and comfort. We ask that your family and friends follow our Visitor Guidelines to ensure your optimal care and recovery.

General visitation guidelines

  • Our visiting hours and policy are designed to encourage the participation of your support system in your care. Visiting hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Some departments maintain different visiting hours, so please check the hours before visiting.
  • We may limit you to two visitors in your room at one time, depending upon the nursing unit, type of room you are in and any equipment in it. All other visitors should wait in the designated waiting areas and take turns visiting you.
  • You may have a family member or significant other approved to remain with you at night, unless restricted by your physician. No children under 14 years old may stay overnight in your room.
  • Children are permitted to visit, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Pets are permitted to visit on outside patio areas only, with the exception of service animals.
  • Clergy or spiritual leaders are permitted to visit you at any time.
  • More information on who may visit below.
  • Visitors are encouraged to participate in your care under the direction and discretion of your caregiver.
  • Visitors should be in good health and free from communicable diseases or recent exposure to an infectious disease. Visitors showing signs and symptoms of an illness such as cold, flu, or other potential communicable disease will be asked to leave the hospital so they don’t impact the health of others.
  • All visitors must follow the hospital’s isolation and infection‑control policies.
    • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting your room and after contact with you.
    • Follow posted isolation signs on the door of your room.
    • Ensure vaccinations are current for all visitors under the age of 18.
  • Visitors may not violate an existing court order restricting contact with you or another of your visitors.
  • Visitors who disrupt patient care or who violate hospital policies will be reported to hospital security.

Who may visit

You may welcome visitors of your choice, whether or not the visitor is related to you, unless:

  • You have clinical restrictions or limitations.
  • We determine that the presence of a particular visitor would interfere with the care, health and safety of you or others.
  • We determine that a particular visitor could engage in disruptive, threatening, or violent behavior that could significantly disrupt the operations of the hospital.

If you no longer wish to have a particular person visit, just tell your nurse or physician. If you should lack decision-making capacity, your appointed healthcare agent, legally recognized decision-maker, or support person may consider your wishes in designating who may visit.

Your care providers will ensure that your visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with your preferences. Your visitors will not be kept from visiting you on the basis of their sex, economic status, educational background, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or marital status. Exceptions to our visiting policy may be made at the discretion of your caregiver, based upon your condition and need for visitation.

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