Visitors must follow all established infection control policies as they relate to the patients they are visiting. The clinical staff are responsible for education of all visitors as it applies to infection prevention and hand hygiene. Visitors may not visit a patient if they have an illness or an infection that the clinical staff feels may pose a threat to the patient.
Visitors should not bring gifts and personal items to patients without first checking with patient care staff, including patients' drugs, medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, smoking materials or tobacco of any kind, including e-cigarettes, or weapons.
Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in any area of the facility.
In the event of an infectious disease, such as the flu, event visiting hours may be restricted at the discretion of the Nurse Manager.
Visitor Rights and Responsibilities
Anyone acting in a disorderly fashion, creating a disturbance, or in any other way disrupting patient care or safety, will be requested to leave or may be escorted from the Medical Center by Security.
Smoking by anyone anywhere in the Medical Center, or on the grounds is prohibited by law.
Waiting Rooms for visitors are located in the following areas:
- Main Lobby
- Same Day Surgery (for the family of surgical patients)
- Birthing Center (for the family of obstetric patients)
- Intensive Care Unit (for the immediate family of ICU patients)
- 2 South
- 3 South
- Emergency Department
- Outpatient Radiology/Laboratory area