Visitation Guidelines
 

We understand how important it is to have support from your family and friends and are committed to providing excellent care. Our first priority is to give you and your baby quality care while ensuring patient safety. Please review the unit-specific guidelines listed below so that you and your visitors will know what to expect during your stay.

Labor & Delivery Unit

  • Only three visitors are allowed in the room at one time.
  • If there are more than three visitors present at one time, they may wait in the waiting area on the fourth floor or the hospital lobby.
  • While in the Labor & Delivery Unit, all visitors should remain in your room or in the designated waiting areas. Please help us to keep the hallways clear for the safety and privacy of all patients.
  • Children are allowed to visit, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • All visitors must wash their hands upon entering your room or use hand sanitizing gel.
  • One support person is permitted in the operating room for Cesarean sections. All other visitors must wait in the waiting area. In the event that general anesthesia is used, the support person will be asked to leave the operating room.
  • One support person is permitted to stay in your room during your epidural placement.
  • Only hospital staff with a blue line on their badge should be allowed to transport your baby.
  • No photography and/or videotaping will be allowed during the delivery or Cesarean section process. Once you and your baby are stable the nursing staff will inform you that these may begin.

Mother/Baby Unit

  • Only allow staff with a blue stripe on their badge to transport your baby from your room.
  • Visitors should remain in your room or use the waiting room located on the fourth floor. Hallways need to be kept clear for patient care.
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer must be used by all visitors before entering patient rooms to decrease the amount of germs that are brought into rooms.
  • Please have all visitors wash their hands before touching your baby.
  • One support person is allowed to stay with you during your stay. Unaccompanied children are not permitted to stay overnight.
  • Quiet time is from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. each day, the hallway lights are dimmed and we try to keep our unit as quiet as possible. Hopefully this will give you time to rest and bond with your baby.
  • Please be considerate of other patients in rooms nearby that may be resting and keep noise levels down.
  • Doors to the Mother Baby Unit are locked at 9 p.m. and all visitors must be given entrance by staff.

NICU

  • Parents are welcome to be with their infant at all times. The only time we ask parents to refrain from visiting is during the shift change from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. For added security, the doors providing access to the NICU are locked at all times. Should parents need access, they must ring the bell for access.
  • For your baby’s privacy and safety, we ask that only two visitors at a time come into the NICU to visit. Parents will be asked to determine a list of visitors that are approved to visit their baby. 
  • All visitors must wash their hands upon entering NICU or use hand sanitizing gel. You may also be asked to wear a gown or a mask when necessary.
  • Siblings over four years of age may visit the NICU when accompanied by parents. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult.
  • We ask that children under the age of 18 who are not siblings refrain from visiting the NICU.
  • During cold and flu season (and other respiratory illnesses), visits may be restricted. Please check with the nursing staff if you have had any respiratory symptoms.

After 9 p.m., parents and visitors must enter the medical center through the Emergency Department.