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Intensive Care Unit Guidelines

We ask that you please limit visiting to immediate family only. This is important for patient privacy and to provide the patient with as much rest as possible. Two family members can visit in the room at a time. The current schedule of visiting hours is posted in the ICU family lounge.

Please designate one family member to be the spokesperson.  This ensures that you have reliable communication and maintains patient privacy.  Please explain this to friends and neighbors.  As the designated spokesperson, we will ask you to give us a password.  Each time you call, we will ask you for the password to confirm that we only release private patient information to the designated representative.  Feel free to call at anytime, but please remember that numerous phone calls do take the nurses away from their most important job - taking care of your loved one.

  • Telephones are not in patient rooms in the ICU as noise is disturbing to patients who need rest.  Cell phones cannot be used in the ICU.
  • Food items should not be brought into the patient rooms without first asking the nurse.
  • One small arrangement of flowers is allowed in a patient's room.

If you have any questions--about anything-please ask.  You play a vital role in your loved one's care and it is important for you to know and understand what is happening. 

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