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Visiting Patients and Hours

International HealthFor most patients, having visitors during a hospital stay helps them to heal because they have an opportunity to receive the love and support from family and friends. It also helps families to have a chance to learn about their loved one’s condition and what to expect when they come home.

We respect your need to be there for your loved ones during their hospitalization and while they recover. We have established visiting hours for our patients so that they will have time to see family and friends but so they will also have plenty of time for rest, relaxation and medical care, tests and treatment.

Visiting Hours

  • General Visiting Hours: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mother-Baby Care Visiting Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Intensive Care Visiting Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Intensive care patients are seriously ill and require a great deal of additional care and rest to recover. We ask that visits be limited to clergy and immediate family members who are at least 12 years of age. Please limit the number of visitors at a time to no more than two. Please see the nurse for special arrangements if you are unable to visit during these times.

Things to Remember if You Visit

  • Please do not visit if you have a cold, flu, cough, diarrhea or other contagious illness.
  • Too many visitors make it harder for staff to provide care to patients and for patients to relax and recover. Please limit the number of visitors in a patient room to a reasonable number.
  • Babies and children younger than 10 years of age may find a visit to the hospital to see a loved one stressful and may find it difficult to be quiet. These visits can place additional burden on the patient and staff. Exercise discretion when visiting with young children by limiting the number and duration of visits. Never leave children unattended in patient rooms or waiting areas.
  • Many of our patients have special requirements for their diet while at CMH because of their condition, tests/procedure or medication. Check with your loved one’s nurse or physician prior to bringing candy, food or beverages to share.
  • Ask your loved one’s nurse before bringing flowers, plants or balloons. Some patients may be sensitive.
  • Do not bring weapons including knives and guns, drugs, alcohol or other illegal substances to the hospital.
  • Check with the nurses’ station before bringing anything that needs plugged in or before bringing any cell phones or pagers.

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