Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at Springfield Hospital and, in order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for all inpatient care units. Visiting hours and regulations are available at the Switchboard desk on Level C. Please follow these guidelines. If you need additional information, please check in with the nursing staff on the unit.
Following are general guidelines for visitors:
*Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere on the campus.
* Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
* We encourage no more than two visitors at the bedside at one time. Visitors seeing a loved one in a semi-private room should be considerate of both patients. We do have a quiet room on Level C and various visitor waiting areas on Levels B, C and D.
* If you are not feeling well we encourage you to stay home. People with illness including colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients in the hospital.
* Visits should be kept brief as rest and recovery are of our utmost concern.
* Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
* Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient. Again out focus is on the patient and their care, visitors may not be in the best interest of the patient.
Special requests of patient and family are always considered, please inquire with the nurse caring for you or your loved one.