Visitors and Security

Visitor Guidelines

Visitors are welcome any time of the day or night. Please note the following visiting guidelines:

  • You may have one adult stay with you in your room overnight. The Mother & Infant Unit rooms have a reclining chair, and a pillow and linens are provided.
  • Visitors arriving after 9 p.m. must sign in with Security.
  • Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Depending on your health status, visiting hours may be restricted or limited. Nursing or Security may limit the number of guests visiting a patient at any given time.
  • For privacy and safety reasons, all visitors and family should remain either in your room or in designated waiting areas.
  • If at any time you would like to restrict your visitors, please ask your nurse for a door sign indicating that mom and baby are sleeping.

Security

The fourth floor is a closed unit, meaning that anyone seeking access to patient rooms and hallways must use a call box to gain access.

Each infant is fitted with a small ankle bracelet shortly after birth. This bracelet alerts the security system if it travels beyond designated areas on the floor, automatically closing doors to the floor and alerting staff. If your infant's bracelet needs to be adjusted, please let your nurse know. In addition, mom's hospital bracelet matches baby's, and staff check often to make sure the two are perfectly matched.

Only staff with pink identification badges are permitted to leave the mother's room with an infant. For safety reasons, we require parents to use portable cradles to transport baby while in the hospital. Infants should not be carried in your arms in the hallways.