St. Joseph’s embraces patient- and family-centered care and recognizes that visiting a patient plays an important role in their healing and recovery.
During Flu Season
During Flu season, St. Joseph’s Hospital may restrict visitors of hospitalized patients.
Children age 14 years and younger and anyone with flu like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, and/or a cough should refrain from visiting at any time. If it is absolutely essential for a visitor with these symptoms to visit, kindly wear a mask which is provided at all public entrances of the hospital.
Please use hand sanitizer or soap and water to wash your hands before and after visiting a patient. Thank you for participating in the recommendations to protect your health and the health of the community.
We ask that you follow these simple courtesies during all visits:
- Visitor hours are generally from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Some areas of the hospital have different visiting hours. Please check with the appropriate department for specifics.
- Patients are asked to welcome no more than two visitors at a time. Special arrangements for additional visitors may be made with a nurse.
- Children under the age of four are discouraged from visiting in patient care areas, except for the Women and Infants Center, where sibling visitation is allowed.
- Children under the age of 12 may not be left unattended and are restricted from isolation rooms and critical care.
- Visitors must be appropriately attired (shirts and shoes required) while on hospital property.
St. Joseph's Hospital campus and its affiliated medical buildings are tobacco-free and the use of tobacco products by employees, patients, medical staff, students, contracted personnel, auxiliary, volunteers, visitors, vendors and tenants is prohibited. This policy applies to all hospital owned and managed buildings, properties and grounds.
Considering Patient Privacy
St. Joseph’s appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.