Special Care Nursery, Labor and Delivery, Maternity, Pediatrics
We promote a family centered environment and encourage visiting under the guidelines listed below. The nurses will maintain a safe and healing environment for our patients, which may require them to limit or control the number or visitors at the bedside.
- General visiting hours on all Women and Newborn units are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Due to fire codes and emergency safety, visiting must be done at the bedside or in family waiting areas only. Please contact the unit’s shift coordinator for special arrangements if desired.
- Families and visitors are important to the comfort, healing, and recovery of patients. As infants and children are susceptible to infections, please be responsible to see that those visiting do not have a contagious disease such as:
- Fever, cold sores, runny nose, sore throat, strep throat, cold, shingles/chicken pox, open or drainging cuts, or wounds, pink eye, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, flu, rash, cough, lice, ringworm or any other contagious disease not listed above.
- If anyone wishing to visit is currently taking a prescribed antibiotic, they must have been treated for at least 24 hours prior to visiting.
- Anyone having contact with diseases that have extended incubation periods (including but not limited to those listed below) during the specified incubation period may not be allowed to visit for health and safety reasons.
- Measles: 1-2 weeks
- Rubella (German Measles): 2-3 weeks
- Chicken Pox: 2-3 weeks
- Whooping Cough: 7-30 days
- Mumps: 12-25 days
- Infectious Hepatitis: 2-3 months
- All visitors must wash their hands before and after touching or holding an infant or child. For safety reasons, visitors must be seated when holding a newborn or child.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult and stay at the bedside at all times when visiting.
- Family waiting areas are located close to each unit for your convenience. Please help maintain clean and healthy areas for others to enjoy also.
- All visitors will be asked the first and last name of the patient they are visiting. Entrance will only be granted to those who are visiting a known patient. Hospital security may be contacted at anytime for any security concerns.
- The safety and security of our patients and visitors are of the utmost importance at Logan Regional Hospital. Please help us to ensure a safe and healing environment for patients by keeping noise to a minimum. Disruptive visitors may be asked to leave.
The following guidelines are needed for specialized care areas to ensure patient safety and quality care is provided to all patients.
Special Care Nursery
Families and visitors are important in providing comfort and aiding the recovery of patients. In an effort to maintain a safe and healing environment, some restrictions are necessary. Newborn infants are especially susceptible to infection and every precaution is taken to minimize their exposure to illness. Please refrain from visiting if you have symptoms of a cold, flu, or other infectious process. Parents are encouraged to visit any time they desire and are given the right to limit visits by other friends and family members. Individuals over the age of 12 may visit the special care nursery when accompanied by the parents. Space in the patient rooms will accommodate up to four visitors at any one time (including the parents). Well siblings of the infant are allowed to visit for 15-20 minutes each day unless additional visiting restrictions are in place due to respiratory or other illness outbreaks in the community. These added restrictions are generally in place during the RSV/Flu season between November-May.
Labor and Delivery
- During the labor and delivery process and in the recovery period immediately following delivery, in-room visitors will be limited to five (including the significant other.)
- Due to the space limitations in the triage room/recovery room and for patient safety and confidentiality, only one visitor may be in the room at a time.
- Visitors must be at least 12-years-old to enter the unit unless they are children of the patient in labor and delivery.
Visitors must be at least 14-years-old to enter the unit unless they are children of the patient on the Maternity Unit. Children of the patient may visit during visiting hours.
The playroom is for inpatient children and their siblings only. The patient or siblings must be non-contagious and accompanied by an adult at all times.
Thank you for visiting and please enjoy your stay while here at Logan Regional Hospital. This visiting policy may change with seasonal illnesses or as needed for other contagious diseases within the community.