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Visiting Guidelines

Patients benefit greatly from the support of visitors. That's why Holy Cross Hospital embraces open visiting hours, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The medical and nursing staff make exceptions for visiting based on the patient's condition and to best meet the patient's needs.

Visiting parents and all other visitors must check in at the information desk in the main lobby. Remind your visitors to wash their hands before touching the baby.

Triage
You may have one visitor in triage. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted into the patient care area of triage. Visitors may wait in the Labor and Delivery waiting area on the third floor.

Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) Rooms
After triage, when you are admitted to an LDR, you may choose to have up to three people (12 years and older) with you for your labor and delivery. If you would like to have children under age 12 present at delivery, contact the nurse manager at least one week in advance of your scheduled delivery to make prior arrangements. After birth, your support person may bring family and friends into the LDR. We recommend 10-minute visits to allow mother and baby privacy and rest.

Cesarean Birth
Expectant mothers may designate one adult support person to be with them for the cesarean birth and in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit after the Cesarean birth.

Maternity Suites
One adult support person who is at least 18 years old may stay overnight with the mother in the maternity suite using our sleep sofa or sleep chair. Your newborn's siblings and other family and friends may visit. Siblings and visiting children must be accompanied by an adult, other than the recovering mother, at all times. Siblings, regardless of age, are not permitted to spend the night.

High-Risk Perinatal Center
One adult support person who is at least 18 years old may stay overnight using our sleep sofa or sleep chair. Family and friends may visit. Visiting children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult, other than the patient, at all times. Children, regardless of age, are not permitted to spend the night.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Parents are welcome to visit anytime, except from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. during the change in nursing shifts. Three visitors are permitted at a time and at least one must have the matching infant identification band. Siblings over age 4 may visit with a parent or banded person. Siblings under age 4 may visit by special arrangement only.

 

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