Visiting Hours



Visitation Policy

You, or your support person acting on your behalf,
1)  Have the right to choose to be “Release Restricted” at admission, or at any time during your inpatient stay, in which case your name will not appear in the Hospital Directory and visitors will only be able to locate you if you tell the visitor your room number.
2)  Have the right to receive any visitor, to receive no visitors, or to limit your visitors by telling the Nurse you only want designated visitors.

Your visitors may be restricted by the Hospital due to clinical or safety reasons such as, but not limited to:
*  If your condition puts visitors at risk for infection
*  If your condition puts you at risk for infection from visitors
*  If you need limited visitation to allow you privacy or to rest and recover
*  If you are receiving treatment and no visitor is allowed in the room at that time to protect your privacy
*  If your behavior, or that of your visitor, disrupts the care being provided to you or places you, your visitor, or hospital staff at risk.
*  If a court order or an order of a law enforcement office limits or restricts visitation rights.

General Visitor Guidelines
We recognize the importance of support from family and friends to your overall care and recovery, so our visiting hours are generous. Routine visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. At 9 p.m., all hospital doors except the ER entrance and the main lobby entrances are locked. Visitors after 9 p.m. must check in with the Security Officer at the front lobby desk to receive a single-day clearance badge for their visiting privileges. For the safety of our staff and patients, a new badge must be issued nightly for visitation.

In the best interest of patient care, visitors should be limited to two in the room at any time.

Children as Visitors
In order to avoid unnecessary exposure to illness, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital strongly recommends that children under 12 years of age not visit. All children on hospital premises must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
 

ICU Visiting Hours & Guidelines
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
noon - 2 p.m.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
midnight- 2 a.m.**
4 a.m. - 6 a.m.**
(Clergy may visit as needed or as requested by patient/family.)

Family members are encouraged to visit during our posted hours, but we request your understanding. Depending on changes in patients’ conditions, it may be necessary to alter visiting times for family and clergy, due to special circumstances. However, we will allow you to visit as soon as possible.

Visitors are limited to two (2) at a time. You must sign in at the Information Desk and receive a Visitor ID Badge. Upon leaving the ICU, please return badge to the staff member at Information Desk. At this time, children under the age of 12 may not visit in the ICU. However, we do take into account each individual patient’s needs.

**From Midnight to 6 a.m., visitors are limited to one (1) at a time and the Information Desk is generally not manned. Use the patient information phone at the Information Desk to gain access to ICU, during this time.

We realize that having a loved one in critical care is a stressful time for everyone. Times between visiting hours allow an opportunity for you to rest, as well as providing time for nursing staff to perform your patient’s care in a private environment. Family members please take time for you; take a nap, have a good meal or just go for a walk. Your continued good health will be an important part of your loved one’s recovery.

IMC Visiting Hours & Guidelines
Anytime

For the safety of children and the health of our patients, no one under 12 years of age is allowed in the IMC, however, we do take into account each individual patient’s needs.

Cafeteria Hours
For our visitors' convenience, our hospital cafeteria is open for meals and breaks every day of the week.

     Breakfast                     7 - 9:30 a.m.
     Lunch                          11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
     Midday Break              3 - 4:00 p.m.
     Dinner (Weekdays)   5 - 6:30 p.m.
     Dinner (Weekends)  4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
     Late Shift Break         11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

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