Visiting Hours


Med/Surg Nursing Unit
Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. All visitors must check in at the information desk located in the Hospitals main lobby. A visitor identification badge will be given at that time. We ask all visitors to adhere to the hours designated by Columbia Memorial Hospital in an effort to provide our patients with adequate rest and privacy. All visitors should report to the nursing station prior to entering a room that has an isolation sign on the door so they can receive special instructions. No children under 12 years of age will be allowed on the Medical/Surgical Units unless prior arrangements and approval has been given by the charge nurse, designee or the unit. No children under 12 years of age should be allowed in an isolation room without direct permission from the attending physician or charge nurse of the unit. All visitors should check with the primary nurse for diet restrictions prior to bringing patients any food or beverage. Parents of pediatric patients are encouraged to remain with the patient 24-hours per day. Parents may visit any time and are encouraged to stay overnight. A cot will be provided.

Critical Care Unit (CCU)
All visitors must call into the unit using the telephone located in the waiting room.Two visitors will be allowed to visit a CCU patient during the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


Visiting hours are unrestricted. Healthy siblings over the age of two (2) may visit, if accompanied by an adult, unless otherwise stated. Guest food trays are offered at breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a cost of $5.00.

Emergency Department
There are no limits on visiting hours. One (1) visitor is allowed at the patient bedside at a time. A visitor badge must be worn at all times. During times of emergency, visitation will be restricted. Parents are encouraged to remain with pediatric patients at all times.

Psychiatric Service
Visiting hours are Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exceptions may be made when clinically indicated. Generally, patients may receive up to two (2) visitors at one time. Exceptions can be made by the treatment team. Upon entering the unit, visitors will be asked to identify all items that they are bringing onto the unit for patients. The hospital is tobacco free. No tobacco/tobacco products allowed on unit. These will be checked by staff to ensure a safe environment for all. At the staffs discretion, visitors may be restricted from visiting depending upon patient condition. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed unless special arrangements have been made with staff. All other visitor guidelines are in effect.

Ambulatory Surgery
Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

The Family Birth Place
Quiet Hours are 1-4 pm daily. The family Birth Place has instituted Quiet Hours, without visitors, so the mother, father and baby are able to spend quiet time to begin the bonding experience. During these hours we ask that family and friends refrain from visiting. This also enables the staff to work closely with the family to help with parenting skills. This time is very important for the new family to rest and recuperate. All visitors must be free of signs and symptoms of infection. Visitors are expected to wash their hands before handling infants.