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Family Presence and Visiting Hours

Family Presence and Visiting Hours

To help protect our patients, families and visitors during flu season, we have updated our Healthy Visitor Guidelines as of January 14, 2013. Please read the updated Healthy Visitor Guidelines here.

Everyone who comes to the hospital, whether as a patient, family member, visitor or professional, will check in at the welcome desk on Floor 1. Every person will receive an ID badge that verifies the date and time of the visit and his or her destination within the hospital. Health screening questions will be asked to protect our patients from exposure to viruses or infections.

Family Presence
Family members are integral in the care provided for patients and are considered part of the child's care team. Our team works with the child and his or her parents to develop a plan for family involvement and presence that creates a healing, supportive environment that best meets the child's needs.

Visitor Guidelines
Friends and extended family members should follow our visitor guidelines. These guidelines are designed to provide our patients with the opportunity to visit with friends and loved ones while still getting the appropriate health care they need.

In general, visitors (including children) are welcome from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Adult supervision of visiting children is required at all times and in all areas of the hospital.

Visitors must:

  • Stop at the welcome area on Floor 1 each time they enter the hospital
  • Check in at the family reception area on the floor you are visiting before entering a child's room

Health Guidelines
Visitors should not visit if they have:

Family members with any of the above symptoms (or recently diagnosed with a contagious illness) should check with the patient's nurse or physician prior to coming to the hospital.

A Safe and Healing Environment
We ask all patients, families and visitors to help us create a healing environment by:

  • Treating others with respect
  • Using quiet voices
  • Respect other's space
  • Using kind words
  • Taking care of hospital property and supplies
  • Keeping the volume of your personal electronic devices at a level that is not heard outside your room
  • Keeping the hospital free of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and weapons
  • Leaving your valuables at home