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Visiting Hours

CURRENT VISITOR GUIDELINES

Visitor restrictions put in place at HSHS Illinois hospitals in March have been updated due to a decline in COVID-19 numbers in central and southern Illinois. Visitors will still be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospitals and should expect to be screened.
Effective July 6, visitors will now be permitted as follows:
  • Emergency department: One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit.
  • Inpatient adult: One visitor during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient end-of-life: Two visitors at a time.
  • Women and infants center: Two designated visitors a day. Visitors can change day to day.
  • Pediatrics (inpatient and outpatient): Two parents/guardians.
  • Surgery/OSC (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.
  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Patient being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person.


HSHS Holy Family embraces patient and family-centered care and recognizes that open visitation plays an important role in a patient’s healing and recovery.
 
We ask that you follow these simple courtesies:
  • Children who are visiting should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Practice hand hygiene by using hand sanitizers or washing hands with soap and water as you enter and leave the patient’s room. Please follow any isolation precautions.
  • Family members or friends who have a cold, cough, fever, or rash should not visit until they feel better.
  • Check with the nurse before bringing food and beverages to a patient in case he/she is on a special diet.

Considering Patient Privacy

HSHS Holy Family appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.
 
We also ask that visitors recognize the importance of rest in a patients’ recovery. Nursing staff may ask visitor’s to leave the room if they feel the patient needs additional rest.