Information for Family and Visitors
Showing Your Support
Your visit can help show much-needed support and comfort during what may be a stressful and difficult time for your loved one during their hospital stay. At Saint Vincent Hospital, we’ve created visitation policies that encourage this support, while ensuring an environment of health and comfort for our patients. We ask that you read and follow these guidelines to support your loved one’s journey to health and recovery.
We’re committed to every aspect of our patients’ care and strive to create an environment that addresses all of their needs, including facilitating patient visitation. One of the greatest resources to our patients is the support of family and friends during their time with us. That’s why we strive to make visits from friends and family as convenient as possible, so you are able to show your support during what may be a difficult time.
Here you’ll find all of the information you need to make the most of your visit, including information on what to bring, visitor hours and more.
Visiting hours vary between departments to address varying patient needs. You can call the main desk of Saint Vincent Hospital at (508) 363-5000 to find out which department your loved one is in and the visiting hours for that department.
A Healing Environment
Patient care at Saint Vincent is provided in an atmosphere that is respectful and supportive of the integral role of loving relationships during hospitalization. For the health and comfort of our patients, our hospital observes “Quiet Time” from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. While visitors are still allowed, you’ll need to be issued a special badge and present photo ID to visit. This time helps create a restful environment for our healing patients, while still allowing for visits from family and friends when they’re needed.
Obtaining a Badge
You can be issued a badge in two locations:
- The Emergency Room waiting area
- The 3 North entrance greeter station
Badges expire after 12 hours, at which point you’ll need to be issued a new badge if you plan on staying at the hospital during Quiet Time hours. Long-term badges are available upon request.
All patients have the right to choose who may or may not visit them while staying at Saint Vincent Hospital. All visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with the patient’s wishes.
For the health of our patients, we ask that you do not visit if you’ve shown signs of illness in the past 24 hours, including:
- Runny nose
- Pink eye
Please wash and/or sanitize hands before and after entering a patient’s room or having contact with a patient.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about visiting your loved one. You can get answers by calling us at (508) 363-5000 or using our online Contact form.
Tell Us About Your Visit
We’re always looking for ways to improve the ways we serve you and our community. If you’ve already visited Saint Vincent Hospital, we want to hear about your patient experience — good or bad. Please let us know how we’re doing!
Share your story with us or help us to recognize a staff member who made your or your loved one’s visit more comfortable. If you have other questions or concerns, call us at (508) 363-5000.