At WMH, we believe in the healing powers of love and friendship. Visitors are encouraged to visit friends and family members. The information below will help you plan your visit to the hospital.
General visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., although some limitations/restrictions may occur in specialty units, like the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Obstetrics (OB) Unit as outlined below.
OB Visiting Hours
Everyone is anxious to see the new baby! At WMH, we want you to share this exciting time, but we are also mindful of the health and rest of mom and baby. For that reason, we ask the following:
- Fathers are encouraged to visit anytime they'd like.
- Siblings of any age can visit from 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. as long as they are with an adult for supervision.
- Visits from children under the age of 10 who are not siblings are prohibited.
- General visitation is from 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. We try to encourage no more than 3 visitors in the rooms at a time if possible
- For security purposes, all visitors must ring-in utilizing the electronic bell located on the wall next to the OB entry doors. Staff will release the door to allow entry or exit.
- Visitation will not be allowed to anyone who is ill (fever, cough, sore throat) or anyone who has had immunizations within the last 10 days. This is for the safety of our babies. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.
Bedside Shift Reporting
Please note that WMH utilizes a practice called Bedside Shift Reporting - a process during which registered nurses will update one another on a patient's care at the change of shift. This is done in the presence of the patient and with their participation. We ask that, out of respect for patient privacy, visitors excuse themselves from patient rooms when any Bedside Shift Report occurs.
War Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking, spit tobacco and smokeless electronic cigarettes are all prohibited in our buildings, on our grounds, parking lots, and any area within 20 feet of our campus perimeter.
If you use tobacco products and want to quit, contact your local physician to discuss cessation options.