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Visitor Information

Visiting hours in the OB Department is not restricted. Exceptions may be made as determined by nursing. Specific rules regarding visiting are established for isolation cases.

Visitors are welcomed in a mutual concern for the patient. Such concern recognizes that rest and unhindered performance of care and treatment must be given priority over visiting. IMH personnel shall not restrict, limit or deny visitation privileges based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visitors are limited to two per patient. Children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Family members must check with the nursing staff before a visiting child enters a patient room.

The Registered Nurse on the nursing unit is responsible to see that visitors do not compromise patient care or services. When control becomes a problem or in cases of unruly or suspicious visitors, security will be called.

Between 11pm and 5am visitors may be admitted through the Emergency Department entrance and are asked to sign in and out on a log sheet. Switchboard will contact the receiving unit to announce the visitor. Name tags will be required with the word "Visitor" and the destination recorded. If the person fails to appear on the unit, security will be notified immediately.

Visitors are not allowed to spend the night at the hospital. Exceptions are for pediatric, critically ill and terminally ill (including Hospice) at the discretion of the nursing staff.

MATERNITY - For good mother and baby care, visiting will be monitored and controlled. If free from infectious-type disease, fathers, siblings, and grandparents and others may visit the mother and baby in the mother's room. Small children must be supervised by someone other than the patient. Visiting periods are based upon individual patient preferences with consideration for privacy, safety, and protection of all patients. There is a waiting room outside of the OB locked doors.

Important Notice to the Public - IMH became a Tobacco Free organization beginning 11/20/2008. For for more information on our Tobacco Free organization or for Tobacco Free Resources, click here.

Contact Us With Your Questions

If you have questions concerning visiting hours or to find the best times to visit your friends and family members feel free to Contact Us.