A support person is permitted in the unit at all times with a patient unless other accommodations are deemed appropriate by the patient and/or Charge Nurse.
Extended family members are permitted to visit during normal visiting hours of 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily.
Siblings are permitted to visit outside normal visiting hours but must be properly supervised by an adult other than the patient at all times during their visit. No overnight sibling visits are permitted.
No more than two additional visitors per patient will be allowed at any one time, except at the discretion of the RN on a case-by-case basis.
The staff has the responsibility and authority to restrict visitations to anyone found detrimental to the patient's care or functioning of the unit.
All visitors will be provided with handwashing instructions.
All visitors should be free from exposure to known communicable diseases prior to entry into the unit, e.g., chicken pox, and COVID.
All visitors should be free from fever/symptoms of acute illness, such as upper respiratory infection or gastroenteritis.
Parents are responsible for ensuring children are properly supervised by an adult throughout their hospital visit.
Children under age 12 will not be permitted in the OB department unless they are the newborn's sibling. Visitors over 12 are permitted to visit with an accompanying adult during normal visiting hours.