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Visitor Information

If you have questions concerning visiting hours or to find the best times to visit your friends and family members feel free to Contact Us.

Visiting Policies

  • Visitors are important to your recovery; however, rest is equally important for you and for other patients. Because of this, we ask that all visitors observe the following rules:
  • Children under 16 are not allowed to visit after the hour of 8:30 p.m.
  • The ER entrance will be the only entrance into the hospital after 8:30 p.m., thus directing all traffic by the security guard posted at this entrance.
  • Only one person aged 16 years or older may remain with the patient.
  • The ICU waiting area should be utilized for emergencies only or during visitor hours. Sleeping overnight is discouraged. No children allowed after 8:30 p.m.
  • All visitors should talk quietly.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room while medical procedures are being performed.
  • Visitors should leave the room when a physician enters. Upon request, guest rooms are available for a nightly fee for family members and relatives. Call admissions at ext., 5358 for more information.
  • ICU visiting times are approximate and will be announced by a staff member. Each patient will be allowed four visitors at a time for a period not to exceed 20 minutes.

Mail & Flowers

Mail and flowers will be brought to your room as they arrive. Flowers are not allowed in the special care units. Any mail you receive after you leave will be forwarded to your home address.

Chaplain Services

Volunteer priests and ministers are available to all patients and their families. Catholic communion is provided by volunteer Eucharistic ministers.

Please contact your nurse or patient representative to request these services should you need them during your hospitalization.

Advanced Directives/ Living Wills

The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 is a law that gives you their right to make Advanced Directives. At OGHS, our policy is that any competent adult person may, at any time, make a written declaration directing the withholding or withdrawal of life sustaining procedures in the event such person should have a terminal or irreversible chance of recovery.

It is your responsibility to notify your attending physician that you have made a living will or that you have a durable Power of Attorney for healthcare. It is your responsibility to provide OGHS with a copy of your Living Will. For more information contact the patient representative.

Overnight Room Rental

Based on availability, rooms can be rented for overnight stay for family members. For information, contact the Patient Representative between 8:a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and the Nursing Supervisor after 4:30 p.m.

Personal Valuables

It is understood and agreed that the hospital maintains a safe for the safe- keeping of money and valuables, and the hospital shall not be liable for the loss or damage to any money, jewelry, glasses, dentures, documents, furs, fur coats, and fur garments or any other articles of unusual value and small compass, unless placed therein, and shall not be liable for loss or damage to any other personal property, unless deposited with the hospital for safekeeping.

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