For Visitors

Visitation Rules

We ask that all visitors adhere to the following guidelines when visiting patients:

  • Do not enter the room when a NO VISITORS sign is on the door. If desired, you may leave a note for the patient at the nurses' station.
  • No more than three visitors should be in the patient's room at any one time. Chairs are provided for the convenience of visitors. We kindly ask that visitors do not sit on the patient's bed.
  • We ask that visits be kept brief as these types of visits are not as tiring for patients.
  • For your health and the health of other patients, please discourage friends and family from visiting if they have colds or an infectious disease.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room when the patient receives treatment.
  • For the health and safety of others, and so that the hospital may continue to be fully accredited, Iredell Health System and all of its facilities are tobacco free. The use of any tobacco products by patients, visitors or staff is prohibited. See "Tobacco-Free Environment Policy."
  • Children 12 years of age or older are considered adults for visiting purposes. When you wish for a child under 12 to visit, you should obtain permission from the charge nurse on the floor or from the nursing supervisor. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their behavior. They may be asked to leave if they are disturbing to other patients. Please do not leave children unattended.
  • Should special visitation privileges be required, please consult your doctor or nurse for permission.

Overnight Guests

Overnight privileges are permitted when necessary for the welfare of the patients. Cots are available at no charge; just ask your nurse.

Visitation Hours

We recognize the importance and therapeutic benefits of visitation for our patients. Therefore, general visitation hours are flexible. However, to ensure the rest and recuperation of our patients, we do ask that all visits be completed by 9:00 PM. The operator will announce overhead when general visitation hours have ended for the day.

Visiting The Birth Place

We encourage brothers, sisters and grandparents of the newborn to visit whenever it’s convenient for the new mother and her family.

Visiting hours for other than the immediate family are 3:00 – 4:00 PM and 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

Mothers may keep their babies in their rooms as much as they decide. When they are not in the room with their mothers, babies may be viewed at the nursery window across the hall from the elevators.

For the safety of our patients, corridors are monitored by camera and coded entry ways have been installed in the nursery.

Intensive and Coronary Care Visitation

Due to the specialized care needs of patients in these units, we ask that visitation be limited to the 10 minute increments at the following times:

8:00 AM | 10:00 AM | 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM | 10:00 PM

During designated visitation times, we ask that no more than two members of the immediate family at a time visit with the patient. Visitation at other times is dependent on the needs of the patient. Should special visitation privileges be required, please consult your doctor or nurse for permission.