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Visitation Guidelines

Prior to your delivery, let family and friends know about the hospital’s visitation guidelines.  Also, because our mothers labor and deliver in the same room, it is beneficial to make a list of those you want present during the delivery, and communicate that to family and friends now.  A photo ID is required to visit, and a visitor badge will be provided at the reception desk.
 

Labor & Delivery
Women in labor may receive a total of five visitors at any one time (this includes the baby’s father and any children).  Please check in and out as visitors change.  For c-section patients, only one adult support person is allowed in the OR and only two visitors in the PACU recovery area.
 

Antepartum
Visitors are welcome, but only one adult is allowed to spend the night.
 

Triage
Due to limited space, only two visitors are allowed at a time.
 

Post-Delivery
Visitors are welcome, and 1 adult is allowed to spend the night in the room with the mother.
 

NICU
Parents are encouraged to visit as much as possible.  Parents may designate up to four people who may visit without parents’ presence for the duration of the hospital stay.  Visitors are limited to two at the bedside due to space.
 

Child Visitation
Children are welcome to visit when accompanied by an adult.  Children may not be left unattended and should not be sick or have had a recent exposure to a communicable disease, especially chicken pox.  NICU: Siblings of the infant are allowed in the NICU, but must be age 12 or older and up-to-date on all vaccines.  Visitation time should be based on the child’s age and ability to sit still in a small space.

Note: Only children age 15 and older are permitted to visit during RSV season (October through April).

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