Standard check-ins at The Family Center use the West Wing entrance, open Monday-Friday from 6:30 am -9:00 pm. After hours arrivals should go to the hospital's Emergency room where you will be checked in and brought to labor and delivery. When you arrive, your spouse or partner may need to check in at our registration office to present your insurance card, a photo ID, and to sign the conditions of admissions form. Then your Family Center experience is set to begin.
If you think the baby is about to arrive or you experience another serious condition, go directly to the Emergency Department.
While you are in labor and delivery, your husband, significant other or labor coach may visit you at any time. Additional visitors may be permitted at your bedside with your obstetrician's approval.
The baby's father or another important guest is invited to stay at The Family Center 24-hours-a-day, as each room accommodates one overnight guest. However, if the father or guest does not plan to spend the night, we ask that he/she say goodnight no later than 10 p.m.
Grandparents, siblings of the newborn, and friends and family are invited to visit The Family Center between 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We request that children under 18 who are not the newborn's siblings not visit The Family Center to help reduce the risk of communicable disease. We ask that visitors consider the new mother's need for privacy before 11 a.m., when our patients see their doctors, receive their care, take a shower, and learn how to breastfeed and care for a newborn.
At present during visiting hours, up to two visitors may be at your bedside at any one time. Additional visitors may wait in the lobby until it is their turn. To ensure confidentiality, proper security and the safety of all our patients, no one is allowed to wait in the hallway outside your room.
In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, parents may visit their newborn most hours of the day. Grandparents may visit with a parent, as long as there are no more than two visitors at the bedside at one time. However, to ensure the safety and security of our tiniest patients, the unit is closed to all visitors during the change-of-shift nursing report, from 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.