Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at Mizell Memorial Hospital. In order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations are established for each unit.
Following are general guidelines for visitors:
Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere on hospital grounds. A "No Tobacco Policy" is in effect which includes the entire building, parking lots, sidewalks, and facility-owned property which includes medical office buildings located close to the hospital.
*Visitors are allowed in most patient care areas until 9:00 p.m.
We ask that visitors keep the comfort of the patient in mind and limit the amount in the room to no more than two or three visitors at the time. Visitors in semi-private rooms should be considerate of both patients.
People with colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
Visits should be kept short. Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
Children under the age of 12 are discouraged from visiting in a hospital setting.
Patients have the right to restrict or refuse visitors.
A patient's physician may restrict visitors as a matter of well being for the patient.
Visiting Hours in Specialty Units
ER- no more than 2 visitors per patient at any time and visitors are limited or restricted during procedure times or with critical patients.
ICU- visiting hours are every two hours on even numbered hours for 15 minutes. Only two members of the immediate family at a time. Visiting hours may be adjusted at the discretion of the charge nurse according to the patient's condition. No visitors are allowed during the times of 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to accommodate a smooth and accurate transition between nursing shifts. Children may visit at the discretion of the ICU charge nurse.
SBCU- Senior Behavioral Care Unit is a specialized unit where patients receive a significant amount of time in counseling and/or treatment groups. Visiting hours are limited to 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Any family member or friend wishing to visit a SBCU patient must first have the patient's "pin" number which can be obtained by contacting the patient's immediate family and/or emergency contact person.