Visiting Hours

General Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome 24 hours a day. Exceptions are the intensive care units and pediatrics.

To enter the building after 8 p.m. or before 5 a.m., use the emergency department entrance on the lower level of the hospital off Carpenter Street.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Intensive Care Units (ICU)
  • Visiting hours are open throughout the day and night.
  • Number of visitors for each patient is limited to two at any given time and they may be asked to leave the bedside during change of shift report.
  • After 8 p.m., no more than two visitors per patient may remain in the ICU Visitors Lounge.
Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • General visiting hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily.
  • No more than two visitors (excluding parents and siblings) at the bedside at any one time.  
  • Visiting hours for all siblings, extended family and friends are 8 am to 8 pm.
  • Pediatrics is a secured unit. 
  • Only visitors listed on the patient visitor list will be permitted on the unit.
  • Visitors must check in at the security desk in the lobby to receive a visitor badge. Once the visitor arrives on the Pediatric Unit, the visitor must use the phone outside the unit doors to call and receive permission to enter. 
  • Please check in at the nurses' desk before entering room.
  • No children under the age of 18 are allowed to spend the night.
  • Only two adults may stay at the bedside overnight.
  • All visitors must follow isolation precautions.
  • Any visitor may be asked to leave if behavior is deemed inappropriate.
  • All visitors must be healthy (fever free, no signs of respiratory illness, etc.).
  • 2 - 4 p.m. is designed Quiet Time when only family members may be present in the room.
Women and Infants Center (former Birth Center)
  • Women and Infants Center general visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
  • All visitors are required to wear visitor badges.
  • A maximum of four visitors may be in the patient room at one time. This number does not include support person or the infant’s siblings
  • Visitors will not demonstrate any signs of illness, such as: free of colds, fever, rash, boils, draining lesions, diarrhea, etc.
  • Other support persons may relieve current support persons.
  • To ensure the privacy and safety of all patients, support persons must wait in the lobby or designated waiting rooms when not in the patient room. Visitors may not loiter in the hallways.
  • Siblings of the baby may be in the room if accompanied by an adult support person.
  • Support persons may photograph delivery events only at the approval of all physicians attending the mother and baby.
  • The support person may participate in activities only as permitted by the attending physician.
  • Support persons may be asked to leave at the discretion of the medical or nursing staff as the patient’s condition warrants.
  • Consent for presence of support persons is obtained on the delivery consent.
  • One designated support person may attend the cesarean birth at the discretion of the patient, physician, anesthesiologist and nurse.
  • The support person will enter the cesarean room only after initiation of regional anesthetic and approval of the anesthesiologist.
  • No support person may attend the cesarean birth if the patient receives general anesthesia.
  • The support person will be instructed by the nursing personnel when and where to change into appropriate operative attire.
  • The support person will remain in designated areas of the room.
  • Support persons may be present during the recovery period once the mother is deemed to be stable by the anesthesiologist.
  • Children under the age of 12, who are not siblings to infant, are not allowed to visit patient room and must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and in all areas of the unit.
  • One designated adult support person may spend the night.
  • Siblings of the baby are not permitted to stay overnight.
  • The manager of the unit must be notified of special circumstances.