Visitor Policy

Please see our Visitor Policy before coming to our facilities. In addition to our regular visiting hours and policies, additional restrictions are in place for visitors to all patients due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thank you for helping to keep our patients safe.

Visitor Guidelines

Visits from family and friends are important to your recovery. Our visitation program is designed solely to aid the recovery of our patients by providing a secure, supportive, and healthful environment. Please ask your friends and family to observe the visitor guidelines posted at the hospital.

  • We require all visitors to sign in at the Information Desk so that, in the event of an emergency, we are able to best serve our patients and visitors.
  • All visitors must behave in a quiet, respectful manner.
  • We ask all visitors to use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting a patient's room.
  • Please observe contact precautions/isolation signage and check with nursing before entering a patient's room with this signage. During flu season, further restrictions to visitation may be necessary.

Other Units Visiting Hours

Intensive Care Unit

Family members, caregivers and/or surrogate decision makers may visit but hours may be limited based on the needs of the patient. A waiting room is adjacent to the unit with an intercom so you can speak with the staff.

Birthing Center (University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton only)

Visiting hours for the Birthing Center are 12 to 8 pm. Access to this unit can only be gained by proper identification and by ringing for assistance. Fathers and support individuals will be given special armbands for increased visitation during the laboring process.

Because we care about the health and well-being of our newborn patients, it is recommended that visitors who have been exposed to any of the following diseases should not visit:

  • Chickenpox (exposure within the last three weeks)
  • Measles (exposure within the last three weeks)
  • Whooping cough (exposure within the last three weeks)
  • Fever (experienced within the last 24 hours)
  • Diarrhea (experienced within the last 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (experienced within the last 24 hours)

Pediatric Unit (University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton only)

Visiting hours for the Pediatric Unit are 12 to 8 pm. Parents or guardians have unlimited visitation rights. One parent or guardian is encouraged to stay overnight. Visitors are limited. In consideration of all of our patients, we appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a quiet environment.

Emergency Department

In the interest of patient and team members' safety, visitors are not permitted in the Emergency Department at this time, due to COVID-19. We are allowing a Designated Support Person to accompany Emergency Department patients who require additional assistance to facilitate care due to conditions such as age, frailty, dementia, mental status challenges, deafness, blindness, etc. If you feel your loved one needs a Designated Support Person, please speak with the nursing staff. They will be happy to assist you. If admitted inpatient to the hospital from the Emergency Department, visitors must follow the Inpatient Visitors Policy.

Surgical Services

The Secondary Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) will allow one visitor to be with the patient until discharge.

More Information

Learn about the information and services we have for visitors: