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VISITORS

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, and, in order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for each unit.


The Shoppe on Pleasant

Gift Shop

The Shoppe on Pleasant is located in the combined clinic/hospital main lobby area. The gift shop is staffed by volunteers through our auxiliary. Profits from the gift shop are utilized for financial contributions for equipment and other patient care needs to enhance patient comfort and healing. The shop features gift items, jewelry, magazines and books, greeting cards, food items and candy, baby items, clothing, toiletries, balloons, flowers and plants. The shop does accept phone orders and MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards. We will also deliver gift and flowers to patient rooms during our business hours. Flowers and balloons are available through the receptionists on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. We also offer gift certificates.

Restrictions: Due to hospital policy, latex balloons are not allowed in the hospital. No balloons or fresh flowers are allowed in ICU. Also, we do not ship outside the the hospital.

Phone: 218-237-5522 Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Gifts for Patients

Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients. Please check with the nurse to make sure your gift is appropriate. In the Intensive Care Unit, please check with the unit regarding any gifts for patients. No live plants are permitted in the Intensive Care Unit.


Waiting Areas

There are specially-designated lounge areas for visitors on each patient floor and on the main floor in the lobby. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the Critical Care Units, the Emergency Department, Surgery, 2 South Surgery, and Radiology.


Parking

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 areas or certain designated areas. Please be sure to lock your car. If something happens which causes you to need assistance with your vehicle, please have someone at the reception desk call someone in our Maintenance Department to help you.


Visiting Regulations

The following are general guidelines for visitors:

  • Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
  • No more than two visitors are allowed at the bedside at one time.
  • Visitors in semi-private rooms should be considerate of both patients.
  • People with colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
  • Visits should be kept short.
  • 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 doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.

Liberal visiting arrangements may be made for families of surgical patients on the day of surgery.


Meditation Chapel

A meditation chapel is located on the main floor. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel for worship services, prayer, and quiet reflection.