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For Visitors

A Good Visit

Spending time with loved ones during a hospital stay benefits both patients and visitors. The following guidelines will help make your visit a pleasant experience for everyone:

  • Call ahead to make sure your loved one is feeling well enough for company. Ask when he or she would like you to visit and for how long.
  • Ask your loved one whether bringing along infants or small children is desirable.
  • Be sure to follow the hospital’s scheduled visiting hours.
  • If you smoke, please remember that all Houston Healthcare facilities and campuses are tobacco-free. Tobacco use any of any kind is not permitted.
  • Respect your loved one’s privacy by knocking and waiting for permission before entering the room.
  • Be mindful of other patients and be careful not to disturb them with excessive noise or other activities.
  • Limit the number of visitors in your party to no more than two at a time.
  • Before bringing a gift of food or flowers, be sure to ask about the patient’s dietary restrictions, allergies, personal likes and dislikes, and hospital rules.
  • To avoid spreading infection to patients, visit only if you are well.
  • Honor any “no visitors” signs or other instructions that may be posted in the hospital.
  • Allow the patient to make comfort-related choices, such as visit length and frequency, whether lights are on or off, and when to watch television.
  • Be considerate and respectful of the patient’s privacy—step out of the room if a procedure or consultation needs to be performed while you are present.
  • If the patient has requested that his or her health information not be shared with family and/or friends, please respect that choice.
  • Avoid the temptation to offer advice. It’s helpful to ask questions and even more important to simply listen to the patient’s fears, concerns and thoughts.
  • Rest is an important part of recovery. Keep your visit brief (15 minutes or shorter) unless your loved one asks you to stay longer.

Houston Medical Center
1601 Watson Boulevard
Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
Telephone: (478) 922-4281

 

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Perry Hospital
1120 Morningside Drive
Perry, Georgia 31069
Telephone: (478) 987-3600

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