Patients & Visitors

Visiting Hours

Welcome to Good Samaritan Hospital

Having support from family and friends means a great deal to most patients. Our visitor policies balance that support with patients' needs for privacy, rest and recovery

General visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Patients may request that visitors be limited. Please observe any posted signs or instructions from staff about visitor limits.

Space in hospital rooms can be tight, and the sounds of many conversations add to noise.

  • No more than two people should visit a patient at one time.
  • Please don't wait in hallways. Wait in designated waiting areas or drop by the cafeteria.

If you have an active cold, flu or other illness — or if you have recently been exposed to a communicable disease — please do not visit anyone in the hospital. This includes other visitors who will be in contact with a patient.

Plan to keep any visit brief.

Always give patients privacy when they are involved in treatment, personal care or conversation with a healthcare professional.

  • In shared rooms, extend this respect for privacy to the other patient.

Visitors in patient rooms must be at least 14 years old. An adult should plan to stay with all children under age 14 in a waiting area or the cafeteria.

Always observe any special precautions as described by the nurse. These special precautions may be to protect the patient or to protect anyone in contact with the patient.

We can accommodate overnight stays only in private rooms. Nursing staff must approve overnight stays in advance.

We allow after hours visiting in limited circumstances, usually when a patient is critically ill and perhaps nearing end of life. Nursing staff and the patient's physician will consult with family members about after hours visiting.