Good Samaritan Medical Center recognizes the important role that visitors play in the care of hospitalized patients. Good Samaritan Medical Center makes every attempt to allow visitors without restriction. You as the patient, and or your designated support person have the right to accept or decline visitors. Visitors may include, but are not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including same sex partner), family members, and friends. You may withdraw your consent for visitors at any time during your stay.
Visitors may be limited or restricted only when visitation would interfere with the care of the patient and/or the care of other patients.
The following are example of circumstances that could result in the hospital imposing restrictions or limiting visitors:
- A court order limiting or restraining contact
- Behavior presenting a direct risk or threat to a patient
- Behavior disruptive of the functioning of the patient care unit
- Reasonable limitations on the number of visitor at any one time
- Patient’s risk of infection by a visitor
- Visitor’s risk of infection by the patient
- Extraordinary protections because of pandemic or infectious disease outbreak
- Substance abuse treatment protocols requiring restricted visitation
- Patient’s need for privacy and rest
- Need for privacy and rest by another individual(s) sharing the room
Please ask your nurse or doctor about any visitation restrictions that may apply during your visit.
Visiting Hours & Information
Your care can be enhanced by occasional visits from your friends and family. Of course, the reason for your hospital stay is to receive treatment, so we hope that your visitors understand and respect that patient care needs are our first and foremost concern. Patients need their rest and privacy.
Please share this information with your visitors so they will be aware of the following visiting policies:
- Please limit visitors to two at one time
- Children must be 12 years of age or older to visit patient floors, with the exception of siblings to newborns in the Center for Women and Children Obstetrics Unit
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Critical Care Unit
The staff of the Critical Care Unit (CCU) is committed to providing individualized care to critically ill patients and their families by supporting family-focused care within our highly technical environment.
- Therefore, visits to patients in the CCU are not limited to specific hours of visitation.
- We may have short intervals during periods of heightened clinical activity when we may need to temporarily curtail visitation.
- We ask that visitors call the CCU from the CCU family room before entering the unit.
- Length of visits and number of visitors will be determined collaboratively based on individual patient condition and need.
- Visiting by children in the CCU may occur when it is assessed as important to the patient's well being and recovery.
- Children must be under the direct supervision of a visiting adult, at all times.
- Visiting by pets may also occur in the CCU when it is assessed as important to the patient's well being and recovery. Arrangements must be discussed prior to the visit with critical care staff.
Visitors are welcome to use the cafeteria on the ground floor. It is open 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., daily, for meals.
Soda, fruit juice and snack vending machines are located in the cafeteria and the emergency department waiting area and are available 24 hours a day.