It is the policy of the Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, Skilled
Nursing Facility, and related programs to support liberal visiting
hours, in order that families may be of comfort to their loved ones
during a period of illness and tragedy. However, regulation of
visiting privileges is necessary. The purpose of such regulation is
to assure that the visiting does not become detrimental to the
patient/resident or to the operation of the hospital.
Medical and Surgical Unit:
12 noon - 9:00PM
Intensive Care / Coronary Care Unit:
12 noon - 9:00PM
10 minutes on the even hour: 10:00AM - 8:00PM daily
One visitor at at time (for critical care patients)
Open visiting hours for spouses or significant others.
12 noon - 9:00PM (for grandparents and Lamaze coach)
1:00PM - 3:00PM, 7:00PM - 9:00PM (all others)
Siblings may visit on short intervals with adults
Skilled Nursing Facility
Visiting hours are unrestrictive, subject to the resident's right to
deny or restrict visitation at any time.
After 11:00PM, outside entrance doors to the facility are locked.
Visitors must go either to the main lobby entrance or to the
emergency room entrance and ring the bell for entrance after that
Barnes-Kasson County Hospital strongly discourages visitation on the
medical and surgical floors by children under the age of three. We
request that no more than two visitors be at the bedside at one
time. The following are general guidelines for visitors:
* Please do not bring young children without checking with the
nursing station first.
* No more than two visitors at one time
* People with colds, sore throats, or contagious diseases should not
* Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary
* Our rooms are semiprivate. Please be considerate of other patients
and their families.
* Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or
treatments, or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
Patients need family and friends to visit when they are
hospitalized. However, please remember the person you care about is
not feeling well and needs rest. In addition, the patient may be
having specialized procedures that take them out of their room for
periods of time. Please keep this in mind when visiting:
Places to Wait or Relax
Patients' family and friends may wait in a number of areas for
information or while a test is being performed; some suggestions
* Front Lobby
* ER Waiting Room
Remember to tell the Nursing Staff so we can call you if the patient
returns early to the room.
Note: Information posted on this website is for your information only and is
NOT meant to take the place of regular physical exams by your physician.
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