Hospitalized patients are more susceptible to all bacteria and viruses. All persons interacting with patients have a role in preventing transmission of bacteria and viruses to and from persons who are ill. You can help us keep our patients safe while visiting them in the hospital.
- Use alcohol hand sanitizers on the wall outside of each patient room before entering, and when leaving the room.
- Do not sit on the patient's bed, or place clothing or purses on the patient's bed.
- Live flowers and plants are not permitted in the intensive care units (ICU) or in the rooms of patients whose immune systems are very weak.
- Use public restrooms located throughout the hospital. Always wash your hands before leaving the restroom.
- We do not allow children under the age of 14 to visit patients except for extenuating circumstances with permission of the nurse manager of the unit.
- Please do not visit if you have active cold or flu symptoms. If you suspect you are developing cold symptoms, ask for a facemask to cover your nose and mouth. Always contain a cough or sneeze in a tissue or handkerchief.
- Read and follow isolation information posted outside the patient's room.