We recognize how important it is that our patients have a caring
environment that includes family and friends. Visitors will be
accommodated as much as possible, with consideration for other patients
and overall patient care.
We also are committed to open and honest communication with family
members and we encourage their participation in the patient’s care.
Caregivers may remain with patients except during tests or treatments.
We ask visitors to:
- Dress appropriately, including shirts and shoes
- Not visit the hospital when they have colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases
- Understand if they are asked temporarily to leave the room during
tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient
- Support our quiet/healing environment and avoid unnecessary noise
- Be considerate of both patients in semi-private rooms
Visitors under the influence of recreational drugs or
alcohol, or exhibiting disorderly conduct, including the use of
profanity and verbal threats, will be asked to leave the hospital and
may be reported to the police.
Any personal information about the patient’s diagnosis and
treatment must come from the patient’s physician and will only be made
available to those approved by the patient.
Gifts for Patients
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts,
plants, food or drink to patients. Because latex allergies are becoming
more common in patients and staff, latex balloons are not permitted.
At Good Samaritan, the services of the hospital chaplains are available to you or
members of your family. A chaplain is in the hospital on weekdays from
8am to 4:30pm. If you would like a visit from a chaplain, please inform
your nurse. In addition, pastoral care is available on an on-call basis
at night or on weekends.
Many patients want the support of their own church’s pastor. If this
is the case, Good Samaritan’s chaplains can notify your pastor of your
Our Chaplains are available to respond immediately to emergencies 24 hours a day. Call 253-697-1781