Visiting Hours

Visiting policies are designed to protect your privacy, provide you with the rest needed to help you heal and enable physicians to care for patients in the most efficient manner possible.

There may be occasions when, even though it is within visiting hours, you may be asked to move to a waiting area. If this occurs, it is for the immediate well-being of the patient. Your cooperation is expected.

Quiet hours are observed daily from 2:30–4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.–7 a.m. throughout most of the hospital. Overhead announcements are made at the start of quiet hours.

Specific visiting hours have been established for the following areas:

  • All adult intensive care units (medical-surgical, coronary and cardiovascular):
    9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 4:30–7 p.m. and 8–9 p.m.
  • Pediatrics and pediatric intensive care: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Quiet time 12:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Childbirth Center: Noon–8 p.m. for extended family and friends. Visiting hours are not restricted for baby's father, siblings or grandparents.

During visiting hours, please keep your room door closed to help maintain a quiet environment. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Free valet parking is available Monday though Friday until 4:00 p.m. at the main entrance.

Rubber balloons are not permitted inside Lutheran Hospital. This is for the protection of all patients and relates to a common allergy. Mylar balloons are permitted. Most area florists and gift shops are aware of this limitation.

Our chaplain's support you and your family spiritually while in the hospital, regardless of faith or religious affiliation. Please click here for more information on pastoral care.

There may be occasions when, even though it is within visiting hours, you may be asked to move to a waiting area. If this occurs, it is for the immediate well-being of the patient. Your cooperation is expected.

Lutheran Hospital is a tobacco-free facility.

No firearms, weapons or alcohol of any kind are permitted.

Please check with a nurse before bringing any food or drink to a patient. Many patients are on a restricted diet, necessary for a variety of tests and procedures.

Lutheran Hospital has the right to remove any person from our grounds if dangerous, disruptive or otherwise unacceptable behavior is displayed.

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*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.