Patients rights about visitation
Friends and family members can comfort and support patients staying at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Patients have the right to a support person of their choice — and also to designate a person to speak on their behalf should they become unable to speak for themselves.
At Lakewood, visitors are not restricted on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. But patients and their support person do have the right to deny visitors at any time.
When visitors may be restricted or limited
There are a few instances in which visitor restrictions and limitations may be necessary, such as when:
- Visitors interfere with the care or treatment of our patient
- Visitors might potentially be exposed to infectious or hazardous material
- Visitor might place our patient at risk of exposure to infectious or hazardous material
- A visitor exhibits threatening, disruptive or violent behavior
- A member of our medical team needs individual time with the patient
- Existing court orders restrict contact
- Patient's rest and privacy is needed
- Visitation hours are over
Lakewood’s visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Following are some guidelines to make sure your visit goes smoothly and is in the best interest of our patients:
- When you visit the hospital, we will issue you a green armband. Please wear this at all times.
- Only two visitors at a time are permitted.
- Children under 14 must receive special permission to go into a patient's room.
- No food or drinks are allowed in the lobby.
- Use of cellphones is not permitted unless you are in the main lobby or cafeteria.
- Smoking is not permitted on the hospital campus.