Visitor’s Guide to Washington Hospital
At Washington Hospital, we believe visits from family and friends are an
important part of the healing process for our patients. We’ve created
a visiting policy that provides a supportive and caring atmosphere for
patients and allows the Hospital staff to focus on patient needs. These
rules are in place for everyone’s protection and safety.
Located on the menu to the left is important information that will make
your stay as comfortable as possible while at Washington Hospital.
Visitors are reminded of the following:
- The entire Washington Hospital campus (including parking lots and all related
health care entities) are tobacco- and smoke/vape–free zones. The
use of any tobacco products -- smoking, vaping or chewing of tobacco,
or any other substance such as marijuana cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes,
and cigars -- by patients, family or visitors while on the Hospital’s
campus is strictly prohibited.
For the safety of our patients, their visitors, our staff, physicians and
volunteers, we have implemented security measures that include:
- All personal items, such as backpacks, purses and totes, are subject to
search. We appreciate your cooperation with the security person outside
the main Hospital lobby
- All visitors must check in at the front desk
- Valid ID must be presented by each visitor and a visitor badge with the
visitor name and photo will be issued before leaving the Hospital main
lobby. Visible visitor badges must be worn at all times while in the Hospital
- Each day that a visitor returns, ID must be shown to receive a visitor’s badge
- Children under the age of 12 are permitted in patient areas with special
authorization, as some patients must not be exposed to common childhood
illnesses. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Friends and family should not visit if they are suffering from coughs,
colds or flu-like symptoms. Please only visit if you are feeling well.
During flu season, additional restrictions may be in place to protect patients.
- Visitors are not permitted in the operating and recovery rooms.
- Visitors are required to follow all special precautions. Please check with
nursing staff before entering rooms marked “no visitors” or
- Generally, visitors are limited to two. Patient preference, care needs
and available physical space are considered when determining who may be
present. In a semi-private room, the needs of the patient’s roommate
must also be considered and respected.
Consideration for the comfort and safety of our patients is our first priority.
Nursing staff, in collaboration with the patient, may alter visiting hours
and regulations at their discretion, as warranted by the patient’s
condition, family circumstances and environment. It is understood that
visitors may be asked to leave if their presence is stressful to the patient
or in conflict with the treatment plan.