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Visitor Policy

Visitors are encouraged to stay with the patient for emotional support during the course of the stay unless the patient's condition or treatment requires a limitation to visitors. Visitation will be limited if it infringes on the patient’s or others’ rights and/or safety. In addition, community transmission prevalence of viral illnesses may impact visitation.

  1. Entrances to the hospital remain limited.
  2. Any patient is encouraged to wear a mask if they wish to do so and may ask caregivers to wear a mask while providing care.
  3. Children are not to be left unattended.
  4. If an overnight visitor is needed, only one is preferred.
  5. COVID positive patients may have one visitor age 12 or older. This visitor must stay in the patient’s room and wear appropriate PPE.
  6. PLEASE INQUIRE WITH THE DEPARTMENT ABOUT VISITOR POLICIES FOR: Skilled Caring Center, Inpatient Rehab Center, and Behavioral Health Services.
  7. Women and Infant Services (OB) postpartum visiting hours are 10am - 12pm and 3pm – 6pm daily to promote family bonding and maternal rest. During labor and delivery, two banded visitors - age 12 or older - are allowed (same two throughout labor and delivery). Visitation for banded visitors is unrestricted.
  8. Visitors must limit interactions with others in the hospital and stay in the patient room (going to the Tower Café for food is allowed).
  9. Use of tobacco and e-cigarettes on the hospital campus is prohibited.

If you have exhibited signs of illness, please wait until you are symptom-free to visit. These symptoms include:

  • Fever greater than or equal to 100 degrees in the last 72 hours.
  • Sudden loss of sense of taste or smell in the past 10 days.
  • New cough or shortness of breath.
  • Had fever, chills, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea in the past 72 hours.

Also, do not visit if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection in the past 10 days or have been exposed to others with Covid-19 infection in the past 14 days.

Cellular Phones

Memorial Hospital allows the use of cell phones in most areas of the hospital. Due to the potential interference with patient equipment, we restrict the use of cell phones in some areas of the hospital, including the Critical Care Unit. When you are in the Critical Care Unit, you may only use your cell phone in the waiting room.

Memorial Hospital respects out patients’ right to privacy. No photography or videotaping of patients or procedures will be allowed without the consent of the patient, family, representative, and at the discretion of the provider and workforce.