Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Visitor Information


Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Visitor and Family Information

Visitors can be good medicine for patients and residents. We encourage family members and friends to visit. However, patient care and safety is our primary concern. To ensure high quality care, we offer the following guidelines. If you need additional information, please check with the nurse on the unit.

Visiting Guidelines

Following are general guidelines for visitors:

  • Visiting hours are flexible.

  • Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere on the hospital campus.

  • Visitors must dress appropriately, and must wear shirts and shoes.

  • People with colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients or residents.

  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.

  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments, or when the physician or nurse needs to see the patient or resident.

  • Residents' families are encouraged to be as much a part of the activities as they desire.

Gifts for Patients

Please check with a nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients or residents. Some patients or residents may have food sensitivities or restrictions. Some people have scent sensitivities to certain flowers and latex balloons are discouraged because of an increasing incidence of allergies.


Parking for patients and visitors is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients and visitors are cautioned not to park in reserved or designated areas. Please be sure to lock your car. If something happens and you need assistance with your vehicle, please notify Registration staff.

In an emergency, passenger vehicles may park overnight. Long-term parking arrangements for patient vehicles should be made with Emergency Department staff. Public Health codes prohibit overnight parking of temporary living quarters such as: trailers, campers, or sleeper vans.

Fire Drills

For your protection, the hospital conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. If a drill occurs while you are here, please remain in your room and do not become alarmed. The hospital is a fire-resistant building, and the staff is trained in fire protection.