Policies and procedures
- Visitation in Labor & Delivery. In addition to a spouse, coach or close friend, one additional person may accompany you in the labor room with a physician's or nurse's approval.
- Capturing the big event on film. The birth of a child provides many moments for the family scrapbook -- photos or videos that will be cherished for many years. Both cameras and hand-held video cameras are permitted during the first stage of labor and immediately following delivery. Photographic equipment may not be used during the actual delivery, Cesarean section or during anesthetic procedures.
- Smoking. Smoking is not permitted by physicians, patients, visitors or employees on the hospital campus.
- Telephone. To make sure you get enough rest, patients cannot receive incoming phone calls between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. Patients may make outgoing calls at any time. Your room has a telephone number that is given to you on admission. This number may be given to family and friends so they may call you directly. Local calls may be placed directly from your room. Long distance calls may be placed using your calling card, or by dialing 9+0 and asking the operator to complete your call (information will then be provided on the charges incurred).
- Weapons. Weapons, including firearms, are not allowed in the hospital except by law enforcement officers performing official duties.
- Visiting. Visiting hours are structured to allow your family and friends to be with you on a convenient schedule, as well as give you a chance to rest during your hospital stay:
- Fathers are not considered visitors and may be with you and the baby whenever possible. The father OR one other adult may stay with you overnight.
- Any well adult over age 13 may visit you and the baby in your room. If your visitor is not feeling well or requests a mask, the visitor should not be around the baby. Please ask your nurse to take your baby to the nursery until your visit is over.
- Only your children (the baby's brothers and sisters) may visit the baby in your room. Please make sure they wash their hands. Cousins and neighbor's children may view the baby through the nursery windows. Please don't expose your baby to siblings who are sick.
- Family and friends add much excitement to this happy occasion. However, if you are too tired to receive visitors or want your visitors limited, please let your nurse know.
- We ask that all visits be concluded by 8:30 p.m.
For more information on these and other hospital policies and procedures, ask your nurse or call Patient Advocacy at (502) 222-8660.
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