Visiting Guidelines

Most patients enjoy having visitors and they may even aid in the patient's recovery. Please remember that the patient's well-being is our primary concern at all times.

Visiting Hours

11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Quiet Time 12:30 - 1:30 PM

RMC promotes patient rest and relaxation in order to provide a healing environment. During this time we ask for minimal interruptions to the patients.

General Visiting Guidelines

  • Anyone with respiratory disease or signs of communicable infection will NOT be permitted to visit.
  • In the event of communicable disease outbreaks, ALL visitations may be restricted.
  • Visitors must not interfere with the activities of the professional staff.
  • Visitors should not bring food to the patients unless specially advised to do so.
  • Visitors should not congregate in patient care areas.
  • Visitors must not sit on patient's beds.
  • All children under the age of 14 should be supervised by an adult while at the hospital.
  • No one shall be allowed to visit patients in the hospital without wearing shoes and shirts.
  • Facilities and materials for protecting visitors from infected patients should be supervised and controlled by nursing staff.
  • Smoking is not allowed at any location.
  • Quiet should be maintained.

Obstetrics and Family Health

  • The husband or support person of the patient may visit at any time during the patient's hospitalization.
  • Well siblings may visit with the mother and new baby in the patient's room.
  • Other family members, close friends, and clergy may visit during normal visiting hours, preferably 2 or 3 visitors at one time.
  • Well children other than siblings will be allowed per patient discretion. Parents are responsible for their child's conduct while in the room.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room to allow for feeding time, as well as rest time for mother and infant.

Inpatient

  • In the interest of better patient rest, 2 visitors shall be permitted to visit a patient at any one time.
  • Children under the age of 14 will be permitted to visit if they do not have cold or flu symptoms, and have not been exposed to a communicable disease. Children should not visit if the patient has a communicable disease.
  • Nursing staff reserves the right to remove visitation privileges per individual patient situation.

Surgical / Recovery Room

  • Non-professional visitors are not allowed in the Operating Room.
  • Casual professional visitors are not allowed in the Operating Room unless under strict control.
  • Recovery Room visitors are limited to immediate family only and at the discretion of the nursing staff.

Emergency Department

Visitors are limited to two adults. This helps to:

  • Protect your right to privacy and the privacy right of other patients.
  • Decrease congestion in the room, allowing emergency personnel to move freely and to provide necessary care.
  • In helping to preserve patient privacy, all visitors must stay in the ER bays and keep the doors and curtains closed.