COVID-19: The Latest Information from UPMC
The welfare and recovery of our patients is our main concern. We do recognize and understand the therapeutic value of visitation by family and friends. For comfort and privacy of all patients, we ask that no more than two visitors be at the patient’s bedside at any one time. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Requests for special visitation are handled through the Nursing Unit Director. Individual patient visiting hours may change depending on the patient’s condition and/or treatments.
There are certain circumstances that may require visitor restriction. This includes: infection control issues, visitation may interfere with the care of other patients, hospital is aware of an existing court order restricting contact, visitors are engaging in disruptive, threatening or violent behavior and patient’s roommate needs rest and/or privacy. These restrictions will be evaluated on a daily basis.
Medical/Surgical Units: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., quiet time hours are from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ICCU: Visiting hours will be determined by the patient’s condition. Please check with the nurse in charge for specific details.
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Weekends and Holidays: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hospital noise often contributes to disruptions in sleep and rest. It is well documented that sleep and rest is required for timely healing. We are taking some steps to create a quieter environment for our patients. Quiet hours are between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. We ask that during this time noise be kept to a minimum. Patients will be offered ear plugs and eye masks for improved rest.
Patient Condition Code Cards
Patient’s on 3A, 3B and CCU will be given a card with a four digit code. Any person requesting information about a patient’s condition must have this four digit code to receive information. To inquire about a patient’s condition, please call the unit the patient is located on.