Family and friends are welcome to visit patients in the medical center. We understand the important connection between having those who support and nurture you at your side during a hospitalization. Family wishing to stay with the patient through the night should check with the nurse before 9 p.m.
Please ask the nursing staff in the intensive care unit and the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center for visiting guidelines. Hospice patients may have visitors 24 hours a day.
GRMC implemented a quiet hour across all inpatient departments. It will be observed daily from 3 to 4 p.m. for the benefit of our patients resting without disturbances from staff and visitors. Patients will receive any required cares, medications, and treatments; however the intent is to allow patients a quiet, uninterrupted rest time.
- May not use tobacco in the GRMC building or on GRMC property.
- Should dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
- With colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
- Should keep a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
- May be asked to leave the room during tests and treatments or when the doctor or staff needs to see or assist the patient.
- Should be respectful to the needs of GRMC patients and plan their visit with this in mind.
In order to provide the best possible care for our ICU patients GRMC has implemented a policy to benefit patients. Here are the major policy elements:
- On admission to the ICU, patient care partners will be determined and they may call for information via the phone in regards to the patient. If other family members do call, they will be referred to the Partner and will be given a patient status report only.
- GRMC requests that families refrain from visiting during the following times: 6:30 until 8 a.m. and 6:30 until 8 p.m.
- Visitors will be limited to three at a time. If a visitor is less than 13 years of age, discuss with nursing staff whether they may visit before bringing them back. An adult must supervise children at all times.
- Cell phones at the patient’s bedside disturb the technical instruments used to monitor patients. It is best to turn cell phones off.
- Refrain from bringing food and drink into ICU patients’ rooms.
The complete policy is available from the ICU nurses.