Visiting Saint Michael's Medical Center
At Saint Michael’s, we encourage patients to have family and friends
visit and comfort them during their stay. The support and encouragement
of loved ones is an important part of the healing process.
For your convenience, we have prepared a quick overview of useful information
for our visitors.
If you are visiting a loved one, we ask that only two visitors be present
in the room at one time in consideration of the needs of other patients.
Additionally, anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should be encouraged
to keep in touch by phone only.
All visitors must stop at the information desk in the main lobby. A receptionist
will give visitors a pass and direct them to the patient's room.
Children 12 years of age and older are allowed to visit patients on all
medical units and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children
are not permitted on the Behavioral Health Unit. If you need to make special
visiting arrangements, please speak with your nurse. Visits should be
limited to 30 minutes. Children must be accompanied by an adult and should
be free of any communicable diseases. Children should not be left unattended
in the lobby or other waiting areas.
Between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., one person may visit. Prearrangements must
be made, and a special pass must be issued.
Please keep in mind:
- When two visitors are already present, additional visitors can wait in
the main lobby.
- A patient may reserve the right to refuse visitors by notifying the nurse manager.
- When end of life is imminent, special visitations will be granted.
- Special visiting privileges that are needed outside of these guidelines
will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Chief Nursing Officer.
- Please refrain from visiting patients if you are sick.
Smoke-Free Hospital Policy
For everyone’s health, as well as in keeping with standards set forth
by regulatory agencies, Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a smoke-free
facility. Smoking is prohibited throughout the campus; visitors may use
designated areas outside the buildings.
Visitors are welcome to dine in the hospital cafe located near the main
lobby on the second level. Cold and hot sandwiches, personal pizzas, salads,
desserts, and snacks are available. The cafe is open seven days a week,
from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saint Michael’s Medical Center needs your cooperation in providing
a safe environment for all patients and employees by reducing the risk
of wireless communication devices interfering with or disrupting the function
of life support, diagnostic, and therapeutic treatment devices. We do
wish to permit family members and visitors the convenience of this communication
under controlled circumstances. The use of wireless communication is prohibited
in critical areas that are dependent on monitoring for life support devices
and locations where patients are receiving therapy. Critical areas include
operating rooms, intensive care units, cardiovascular units, cardiac cath
laboratories, emergency departments, imaging, hemodialysis areas, and
any area where patients receive invasive procedures. Wireless devices
should not be used within 10 feet of medical equipment. Wireless devices
may be used in the cafeteria, stairways, lobbies, conference rooms, and
on the hospital grounds.
When in doubt, please consult a Saint Michael’s associate.
An ATM machine is conveniently located in the main lobby of the hospital,
immediately to your left as you pass through the entrance.