At Nash Health Care, we welcome visitors. Because we recognize that visits from caring family and friends can be very important in the healing process, Nash Health Care has open visitation, which means that visitation is allowed 24 hours-a-day.
Equally beneficial to the recovery process is a patient’s need for a quiet and restful atmosphere. Our visitation guidelines are designed to balance the value of visits with the need for rest in a manner that aids recovery. In order to ensure quality patient care and safety, there may be some exceptions to our open visitation, depending upon the patient's condition and/or preferences. We encourage you to speak with the patient's nurse if you have any questions.
Your cooperation with these guidelines will benefit everyone:
We realize that a quiet and restful atmosphere is an important part of providing quality patient care, and we thank you for helping us maintain 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. as designated quiet hours to allow your family, friends, and loved ones a relaxing and peaceful environment to aid their recovery.
Vending machines are also available 24/7 in the Nash General Hospital cafeteria.
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
A coffee shop is located in the atrium of Nash Day Hospital, and is open from 7:30 a.m. until noon, Monday - Friday.
The Emergency Department is a secure environment with controlled access. The department will strive to meet the needs of our patients at all times, but visitation may be limited based on the activity of the department and the condition of the patient.
Visitors may be asked to step outside the patient’s room during procedures. To protect the safety and confidentiality of our patients, waiting is not allowed in the hallways. Visitors may wait in the lobby until the procedure is completed.
Family, friends, and / or significant others may accompany and visit patients before and after operative and invasive procedures that are performed at Nash Day Hospital.
During daytime hours:
Surgery Pavilion visitors will be given a beeper by the information desk when waiting for their family member/significant other to have surgery. When the surgeon completes the surgery, the information desk will be notified and the family member/significant other will meet the surgeon in the consult room. The Pavilion waiting room is open Monday-Fridays except holidays, from 5:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
After daytime hours:
There are some instances when surgery may extend past 5:30 p.m. If a patient has been assigned a room and is staying overnight, and the patient's surgery continues after 5:30 p.m., family members will be escorted to the Nash Heart Center waiting area.The Surgery Pavilion receptionist will inform the on-call recovery room nurse that the patient's family members are in the Nash Heart Center waiting area. The surgeon will contact the family after the procedure in that area.
If a family is requesting information about the patient, the family member may ask the Nash Heart Center receptionist for assistance.