Visitors are welcome at Blount Memorial. While we encourage family members to visit hospitalized loved ones, there are some cases in which visitation may need to be limited and/or restricted based on the patient's needs and preferences or the recommendation of the patient's care team. Visitors are not restricted or denied visits on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Visitors will enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preference.
General visitation suggestions::
- Be respectful of the time of day you come to the hospital. Patients need time to rest and recover.
- Look for the Quiet Zone signs, and lower your voice as you enter patient care areas.Do not smoke or eat while in patient rooms.
- Knock before entering patient rooms and/or treatment areas.
- Keep patient room and/or treatment area doors closed to respect the privacy of all patients.
- If bringing children of any age, be sure they are supervised at all times. If children younger than age 10 are visiting, consult with the nurse before they enter the patient rooms and/or treatment areas.
- Use the handwashing materials, tissues and facemasks available to help control the spread of infections.
- Visitors with colds, sore throats or other contagious diseases should refrain from visiting.