Visiting a Hospital Patient

Out of consideration for our patients and their visitors, there are some guidelines we ask visitors to observe when visiting a patient at YRMC.

  • If you are ill, please do not visit a patient in the hospital.
  • We encourage you to wash and/or sanitize your hands before and after your visit.
  • Let the patient know when to expect you.
  • Make your visits brief.
  • Visitors may be asked to step outside the room to ensure privacy during patient care.
  • Observe the patient’s diet plan. Food may only be brought in for a patient with the permission of the patient’s nurse.
  • Respect a patient’s desire for privacy regarding his or her condition.
  • Be supportive of the patient and understanding of his or her fears and concerns.
  • Do not leave children in the lobby or waiting area unattended.
  • Do not use the patient’s bathroom. Public bathrooms are located throughout the hospital.