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Visiting a Patient

Important Information for Visitors

Prior to visiting a patient unit, visitors must obtain a pass at the Hospital Information Desk in the Main Building lobby.

Patients have the right to designate any visitors, including a spouse, domestic partner, a same sex domestic partner, another family member or a friend. This hospital does not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation privileges based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Patients may withdraw or deny consent to visitation to anyone at any time.

The Nursing Supervisor/AOD may place restrictions on visitation for a particular patient based on medical needs. All hours are subject to change.

General Visiting Hours: 11 AM to 8 PM
Nursing may grant visiting privileges to children under 13 based upon the therapeutic advantage to the patient. Children must be escorted by a responsible adult. All immunizations must be up to date and the nurse must first clear the visit to reduce any risk of exposing patients to communicable diseases.


Adult Intensive Care Units (CCU, MICU, SICU)
10 minutes every hour during general visiting hours.

Neonatal and Pediatric ICU (NICU, PICU)
Parents: 24 hours
All others: 10 minutes per hour from 1-3 PM, 5-7 PM

Maternity Unit
Baby’s father/significant other: 8 AM to 10 PM
Grandparents and other visitors: 11 AM to 8 PM
Siblings younger than 13: 5-6 PM

Pediatric Units
Siblings 2 years and older must have proof of immunization and be without illness. One parent/legal guardian or grand-parent may stay overnight until 9 AM.

Psychiatry, Adult
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 2-3 PM, 7-8 PM
Wed, weekends, holidays: 1-3 PM, 6:30-8 PM

Psychiatry, Pediatric
Weekdays: 6-8 PM
Weekends, holidays: 1:30-3 PM, 6-8 PM

Dining Services
Visitors are welcome to dine at The Grand Café, located on the first floor at the Second Avenue entrance. The Café is open daily to the public, weekdays from 6:00 AM to midnight, and weekends from 7:00 AM to midnight. There are also numerous dining options in the hospital’s surrounding area, including both fast food and full service restaurants.

Gift Shop
A gift shop is located in the hospital lobby and offers flowers toiletries, snacks, cards, balloons, and other items for sale. It is open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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