Visiting a Patient
Visitors provide a vital service to our patients and your support is important to the healing process. Your role helps create a warm and healing environment for our patients - you provide the comfort and support of home.
We ask that you help us provide a sense of safety and security, and create a quiet and restful environment for our patients. We encourage visitation by family and friends, but we ask that all visitors follow a few important guidelines.
In general, we do not have set hours posted for most of our nursing units. Our intensive care units and maternity units do have more specific visiting hours or visitor restrictions.
Because we want our patients to rest, please limit the number of visitors in a patient room, and please be as quiet as possible in the hallways.
Flowers and plants are beautiful, but they can increase the risk of infection for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and others with weaker immune systems. If you are unsure if it's safe to bring flowers or plants, it's probably better not to do so.
Balloons are cheerful, but latex balloons create a risk for patients will latex allergies. For patient safety, we prohibit latex balloons.
Use the restroom facilities in the waiting areas.
Honor "No Visitors" signs on patient room doors.
Visitors are required to wear appropriate attire, which includes a shirt and shoes.
WMMC is committed to providing a clean and safe hospital environment for our patients. There are several important measures in infection control.
Please do not visit the hospital if you have any signs of infection, such as cough or a fever. If our staff suspects that you have an infection or contagious condition, you will not be able to visit your loved one.
Visitors should wash hands before and after visits.
Visitors should follow hospital rules for visiting. In some instances, isolation precautions are necessary to protect patients and others from infectious diseases.
Please note that we reserve the right to limit visitation to maintain the best interest of patients, families, visitors and staff.