General Visiting Hours

Visitor entrances to the medical center are closed at 8:30 p.m. If you remain after 8:30 p.m., you must exit through the emergency department (ED) lobby. Each visitor entering the hospital after hours must obtain a pass at the registration desk in the ED lobby. Passes must be obtained daily. Only two visitors are allowed at the same time. Please refrain from offering a patient any food or drinks without permission from a nurse.

Intensive Care Visiting Hours

Visiting a patient in the intensive care unit is restricted to immediate family only, two visitors at a time. Children under 12 are not allowed in the ICU/CCU unit. A waiting room is provided for family members. Visitors are not allowed to stay overnight in the intensive care unit. Please observe the following schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a. m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Out-of-Town Guests

Accommodations for relatives and visitors are available at several local motels. Please inquire for a current list.

Food & Nutrition Services

Foods served by our dietary staff have been prepared to maintain the highest standards of nutritional care. Nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of recovery. Registered dietitians are available for consultation regarding specific diets by calling extension 8730.

Pediatric Guest Trays
A complimentary guest tray is available for the parent or guardian staying with a child age 12 or younger.

Meals for Visitors
Coffee and tea are available in the cafeteria during breakfast and lunch hours. Vending machine snacks and beverages are located at the entrance to the Emergency Department corridor and in the surgical waiting room. Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria at mealtimes as follows:

  • Breakfast: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cafeteria is not open for dinner.

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