Medical And Surgical Services

Family and friends are welcome to visit at any time as long as they are respectful of both the patient they are visiting as well as other patients in the department. The visitor entrance doors are open from 5 am to 10 pm, Monday‐Sunday. The Emergency Department entrance is available after these hours.

Family and visitors may be asked to leave patient rooms or patient areas to assure the safety and privacy of our patients during care, treatments, and/or procedures. The patient may request that a support person remain with them and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate them.

Family and visitors may also be asked to leave to maintain a safe and quiet environment for our patients, our patient’s family/visitors, and our staff. Staff in the department will explain any visiting restrictions to the patient and family/visitors.

All children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult while in the department. Patients cannot to be solely responsible for minor children. An adult family member or support person must be present to supervise children while in the patient room for the safety of both the patient and the children.

Influenza Season: If you or your children are ill or feeling unwell, please be considerate of others and either wear appropriate face mask (provided on our units along with hand sanitation stations) or refrain from visiting.

At times, our patients may be on Isolation precautions indicated by a sign outside the door. Family and visitors should follow the isolation precautions (Personal Protective Equipment) and guidelines as directed on the sign.

Visitors must follow facility regulations pertaining to fire and safety regulations:
• PMC is a smoke free facility; smoking on campus is prohibited. This includes the use of e‐cigarettes, vaporizers, and any other tobacco product.
• PMC is a weapons free facility.
• In the event of an emergency, such as a fire, bomb threat, active shooter, or a disaster please remain in the patient’s room and further instructions will be provided by staff.

At times patients may have 1:1 sitters in the room with them for the safety needs of the patient. These patients are unsafe to be left alone, please be aware that a designated staff member is required to remain with patient at all times regardless of family, friends, or other visitors that are present in room.

For the safety of our patients that require extra assistance while ambulating, please contact a staff member to assist with mobility.
At times, our patients may be placed in restraints for their safety. Family and visitors are asked to refrain from touching or manipulating these restraints.