FHN Memorial Hospital Visitor Policy
FHN makes every effort to provide a safe, comfortable environment for patients, their families and friends. We ask that your loved ones please respect the following rules while visiting you.
Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exceptions may apply in OB, Pediatrics and the Women and Children's Unit, although that should not be assumed. Please speak to your nurse or the unit's nursing supervisor regarding exceptions.
All visitors must check in at the Visitor desk in the hospital atrium (east entrance). The hospital's Stephenson Street entrance is accessible through key-card only; it is closed as an entry for the public. Patients may still be discharged through this entrance.
Visitors who are visiting a patient (floors 2 - 5) must sign in and receive a badge, which must be returned to the atrium desk before signing out and leaving the hospital.
Visitors to the hospital gift shop, Fresh Inspirations Café, imaging department and other areas on the first floor or lower level of the hospital must check in but will not need a badge.
All children must be in the company of a responsible adult and may not be left unattended. This is for the health and safety of both our patients and our young visitors. Children under six years of age may be admitted as visitors only to the Women and Children's Unit and the Birthing Center when that room is private.
Persons with obvious signs of infection should not visit the hospital. Please do not visit the hospital if you have a fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose or congestion, upset stomach or are vomiting.
Please do not use patient bathrooms during your visit; public rest rooms are located throughout the building.
Please check with nursing staff before bringing in food, personal items or flowers. Restriction of these items may be an important part of the patient's care.
Some patients in the hospital are very ill and we strive for a quiet, healing environment. Please be considerate of roommates and other patients.
We are very respectful of our patients' privacy, so you may be asked to step out during provider consultations or while treatments are being given.
Disruptive and inappropriate behavior can result in visitors' being asked to leave.
FHN Family Birthing Center Visiting Information
Please respect the safety and security needs of our smallest patients.
- Visiting hours in the FHN Family Birthing Center are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- All Family Birthing Center visitors must ring for entrance to the unit.
- We ask that only four people visit at one time. There is a waiting room for additional visitors just outside the entrance to the FHN Family Birthing Center.
- Siblings of the new baby are encouraged to visit as long as they are accompanied and monitored by an adult. For infection control purposes, other children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to visit. No children are allowed to spend the night in the FHN Family Birthing Center.