If you have a friend of family member in the hospital, please find our
visitor guidelines here.
ICU/SICU Visiting Hours (2 Visitors at a Time):
- 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
- 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
- 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
NICU Visiting Hours (2 Visitors at a Time):
- 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
- 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
- 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Before showing up to the hospital, make sure that you consider the patient’s
health and well-being first and foremost. Here is a list of things to
consider before visiting the patient.
Before visiting, consider the following:
Ask Permission to Visit
Don’t overstay your welcome and don’t exhaust the patient.
Your loved one is there to heal. Be considerate of the effect your presence
has on their energy and health.
Check in with Nurses First
The nursing station can inform you if anything has happened that would
ban visitors. Keep up with the patient on a
website that updates you on their condition.
Sanitize Your Purse & Shoes
Keep your purse off the floor. Use a sanitizer to wipe down your purse
& shoes daily and keep the patient safe from germs and bacteria.
Prevent the Spread of Germs
Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Sanitize your
hands before and after seeing each patient. Cover your coughs or sneezes.
Don’t Use Patient Bathrooms
Use common bathrooms in the lobby or hallways. Don’t use patient
bathrooms and prevent the spread of your bacteria whenever possible.
Don’t Visit if You are Sick
If you have had any symptoms of illness (cough, rash, nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, etc.) within the past three days, don’t visit the hospital.
Check before Bringing Balloons, Flowers or Food
Many hospitals prevent flowers in Intensive Care Units. Check if the patient
is allergic to latex in balloons or if the patient is on a diet. Bring
artwork, family photos, a book, crossword puzzle, new pajamas, slippers,
or other alternative. Consider sending a
personalized e-card through North Oaks Health System!
Limit the Patient’s Personal Items
Keeping a hospital room clean is crucial to the patient’s wellness.
Keep patient items off of the floor and away from waste containers.
Leave the Room if a Health Care Provider Needs to Speak with the Patient
If the patient’s health care provider needs to speak with the patient,
the conversation is private. Unless you are a close relative or designated
patient advocate, you should leave the room.
Don’t Use Your Cell Phone
Restrict your cell phone usage to the lobby areas in order to refrain from
disturbing the patient, or others in surrounding rooms. Set your phone
volume to silent.
Leave Children at Home
Unless absolutely necessary, leave children at home. Don’t let them
play on the floor or on the bed and make sure they wash their hands before
entering or exiting a hospital room.
Respect Visitation Hours
We are dedicated to the best interest of the patient. As a hospital, we
reserve the right to restrict visitation at a patient’s request
or if it is beneficial to the patient’s health and recovery.