HSHS St. Mary's Hospital embraces patient- and family-centered care and recognizes that open visitation plays an important role in a patient’s healing and recovery.
General hospital visiting hours are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If the doors of the main hospital lobby are locked, you may access the hospital through the Emergency entrance.
Special visiting hours apply for Intensive Care, Behavioral Health, Maternity Services and Pediatrics. Please ask one of our team members in those areas for more information about the visiting hours and policies in place.
We ask that you follow these simple courtesies:
- Children who are visiting should be accompanied by an adult.
- Practice hand hygiene by using hand sanitizers or washing hands with soap and water as you enter and leave the patient’s room. Please follow any isolation precautions, and ask a member of our team if you have any questions about these precautions.
- Family members or friends who have a cold, cough, fever, or rash should not visit until they feel better.
- Check with the nurse before bringing food and beverages to a patient in case he/she is on a special diet.
Considering Patient Privacy
We appreciate visitor's 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.
We also ask that visitors recognize the importance of rest in a patients’ recovery. Nursing staff may ask visitor’s to leave the room if they feel the patient needs additional rest.
Visitors are welcome to wait in guest lounges throughout the facility.
Individuals accompanying patients who are having surgery are asked to wait in the Surgical Services lounge on the second floor. The lounge is located on the upper level of the main lobby and is accessible by stairs or elevator. Visitors should check-in with the lounge volunteer to make sure the physician is able to keep them informed.
St. Mary's is proud to offer free wireless internet access to our patients and their visitors.
Once your laptop or other device has detected the wireless connection to "SMD-GUEST," you will be connected to the internet.