Posted on January 09, 2017
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is happy to offer a patient-centered, family-friendly visiting policy that is dedicated to promoting a positive healing environment and experience while protecting the safety and privacy of its patients.
Understanding the important emotional support that family and friends bring to the recovery process, PRMC today announced a revision to its visitation policy. Beginning Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., regular visiting hours will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. A few specialized care areas, like the Intensive Care Unit that welcomes visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., still maintain their own visiting hours for patient comfort and safety. As well, areas like our Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units that have customized visiting plans to accommodate moms and their support person will maintain their visitation processes. Peninsula Regional reminds visitors to see the nurse caring for their friends and loved ones, upon arrival, for additional and specific information on those specialized units.
As always, the number of visitors and the length of the visit may be determined by the PRMC care team in collaboration with the patient and the family based on the patient’s condition, preference and need.
Child visitation will be at the discretion of the family/designee and patient in collaboration with the patient care staff. Visits by children and siblings must be supervised, and they are never to be left unattended in a waiting area. During high viral activity, like the flu season, visits by children may not be permitted.
While Peninsula Regional encourages everyone to comply with the established visitation hours, the Medical Center absolutely understands that there are times families may be required to visit outside of the established visiting hours or wish to spend a longer time with their loved ones.
In those occasions, PRMC has implemented the following guidelines to protect the safety of visitors, patients and staff.
If arriving prior to 8:00 a.m., after 8:00 p.m. or if staying beyond 8:00 p.m., all visitors are now asked to report to the PRMC Security station located at the Emergency Walk-In entrance across from the Visitor Parking Garage on the first floor. You will be required to provide identification and be provided a badge that must be worn at all times. The badge will identify you and will detail for our staff and security team the area you will be visiting.
If wishing to spend an overnight with your loved one, the request must first be approved by the unit’s charge nurse. Once approved, you will be asked to report to the PRMC Security station located at the Emergency Walk-In entrance across from the Visitor Parking Garage on the first floor. You will be required to provide identification and be provided a badge that must be worn at all times. The badge will identify you and will detail for our staff and security team the area you will be staying.
PRMC reminds its visitors to please take into consideration the needs of your loved one for rest, recovery and privacy.
Additionally, the Medical Center asks visitors to always sanitize their hands before entering and upon leaving a patient’s room; to be considerate of others by keeping noise to a minimum; refrain from visiting if they have a cold, sore throat, flu-like symptoms or any contagious disease; observe and respect all precautionary room signage before entering; not smoke as the use of tobacco or vaping products is prohibited on all PRMC campuses and to voluntarily exit a room during tests or treatments if asked to do so by a member of the Peninsula Regional clinical team.
If you have any questions about PRMC’s revised visitation policy or how it affects children and siblings, please be sure to inquire with a nurse on the unit to learn any specific details or restrictions.