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Visitation Guidelines

    Visitation Guidelines

    Visitors are good medicine for patients. Family and friends are welcomed and encouraged to visit patients during their hospital stay at G-CMC. Our Patient Visitation Guidelines are designed to allow you to work with the nursing staff to optimize your visits with your loved one in the safest environment possible.

    At G-CMC, visitors are not restricted based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. For the welfare of patients, however, the nursing staff may request that visitors leave a patient room at any time.

    Additionally, patients may request the restriction of visitors simply by notifying the nursing staff.

    Other Considerations

    • Because we want our patients to rest, only three guests may visit in a patient room at a time.
    • Many G-CMC patients are susceptible to infections. Please do not visit the hospital if you have any signs of communicable illnesses, such as a cough or a fever. If our staff suspects that you have an infection or contagious disease, you will not be able to visit your loved one to ensure their health. Also, visitors are asked to use public restrooms located throughout the facility rather than use bathrooms in patient rooms to prevent the spread of disease.
    • Flowers and plants are beautiful, but they can increase the risk of infection for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and others with weaker immune systems. If you aren’t sure if it’s safe to bring flowers or plants, it’s probably better not to do so. Or you may ask the patient’s nurse if it’s OK. All Latex balloons are prohibited for safety reasons.
    • Please note that we reserve the right to limit visitation to maintain the best interests of patients, families, visitors, and staff.
    • In order to maintain a healing environment, visitors will be asked to leave the premises if they become disruptive or interfere with the general comfort and care of other patients, visitors or staff.
    • For the safety and health of our patients, visitors and staff, no smoking is allowed on the G-CMC campus, inside or outside. Alcohol is also prohibited.
    • We ask that you limit cell phone usage in patient care areas.
    • After-hours visiting will be allowed with approval of the nursing supervisor or unit charge nurse. All visitors entering the building after 9 p.m. must enter through the Emergency Department. From the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., all visitors will be issued a Visitor ID Pass after showing proof of identification in the form of a picture i.d. and signing the G-CMC Visitor Log.