Protecting our patients, families and staff always is important but especially is critical during high influenza season. Liberty Hospital is implementing visitation restrictions, effective Feb. 20, 2017, due to the current high risk of influenza. Children 14 years of age and under will not be allowed to visit inpatient units. All visitors planning to visit any inpatient unit may be screened for illness by a nurse on the unit.
When you visit a loved one at Liberty Hospital, we’re happy to see you because we believe visitors are good medicine for our patients. That’s why we do everything we can do make you feel comfortable while you’re here.
Liberty Hospital’s entire campus is tobacco-free inside and out. All patients, visitors, employees and physicians must leave the Liberty Hospital campus in order to smoke.
Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at Liberty Hospital, and in order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting regulations have been established for each unit. Patients, family, staff and physicians may participate in defining the visiting times to meet your individual needs.
Following are general guidelines for visitors:
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts, including food or drink, to patients. Please check with the nurse to make sure your gift is appropriate. On the intensive care unit, please check with the unit nurse regarding gifts or flowers for the patient.
Due to the increasing incidence of latex-related allergies in our patients and staff members, Liberty Hospital has adopted a latex-free guideline for all areas of the hospital. As part of this guideline, the hospital no longer can accept latex balloons for patients, their family members or hospital staff.
We love having friends and family visit our patients. We only ask that all visitors follow guidelines that were made with patient care in mind. Due to an increase in influenza in our community, children 14 and under will not be allowed to visit patients until further notice.