Visiting Hours

General

Visiting hours at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
 

Critical Care

Visiting Hours for Critical Care as follows:
  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00pm
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital promotes and supports a patient centered and family friendly approach to care. Our non-discrimination policy provides access without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and/ or legally protected classifications. It is the intent of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital to treat all persons without such discrimination and to support the organization's desire to advance the mission, vision, and incorporate the core values of: Service to the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication.

Each patient has the right (subject to his or her consent, which can be withdrawn at any time) to receive the visitors whom he or she designates, including but not limited to a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same–sex domestic partner), a family member or friend.Patients have a right to designate a support person who is at the hospital assisting the patient during their stay. This designee may exercise the patient's visitation rights on the patient's behalf if the patient is unable to do so.

Critical care welcomes the presence of the patient's primary support person, at any time. The primary support person presence is especially important during admission, patient education, discharge planning, clinical rounding, and decisions regarding the plan of care.In the interest of the patient's care and need for rest other visitors may come during the hours of 8:00-11:00 am, 3:00-6:00 pm and 8:00-10:00 pm. The number of visitors are limited to two (2) at a time and must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Inpatients are advised of hospital visitation policies through receipt of the patient handbook and on admission to Critical Care by receipt of Visitation Guidelines.

The Critical care reserves the right to determine any situation where it is necessary to limit visitation. These restrictions may include but not limited to:

  • Disruptive, threatening or violent  behavior of any kind. Visitors who are disruptive to patients, staff or other visitors, or interfere with patient care will be asked to stop behavior and escorted from the premises
  • Patient need for rest or privacy.
  • Court order limiting or restraining contact.
  • During invasive treatments/procedures.
  • The unit reserves the right to require visitors to wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as gowns, gloves, and masks as appropriate.
  • Behavioral health patients

General Information:

  • Visitors much remain in the patient rooms when visiting
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment, cell phones should be placed on silent or vibrate. If phone calls need to be made, please stay in the patient's room
  • Most of the critical care patient's are sedated, so for privacy we ask that no cameras, video recording be taken
  • fresh flowers and plants are not permitted in critical care
  • Outside food and beverages are not permitted
  • Shoes must be worn at all times while visiting in the unit.

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