Visiting hours at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Visiting Hours for Critical Care as follows:
- 8:00 am - 11:00 am
- 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm - 10:00pm
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
promotes and supports a patient
centered and family friendly approach to care. Our
non-discrimination policy provides access without regard to race, color,
gender, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran
status, marital status, citizenship, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation and/ or legally protected
classifications. It is the intent of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital to
treat all persons without such discrimination and to support the
organization's desire to advance the mission, vision, and incorporate
the core values of: Service to the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom,
Creativity and Dedication.
Each patient has the right (subject to his or her consent, which can
be withdrawn at any time) to receive the visitors whom he or she
designates, including but not limited to a spouse, a domestic partner
(including a same–sex domestic partner), a family member or
friend.Patients have a right to designate a support person who is at the
hospital assisting the patient during their stay. This designee may
exercise the patient's visitation rights on the patient's behalf if the
patient is unable to do so.
Critical care welcomes the presence of the patient's primary support
person, at any time. The primary support person presence is especially
important during admission, patient education, discharge planning,
clinical rounding, and decisions regarding the plan of care.In the
interest of the patient's care and need for rest other visitors may come
during the hours of 8:00-11:00 am, 3:00-6:00 pm and 8:00-10:00 pm. The
number of visitors are limited to two (2) at a time and must be at least
12 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Inpatients are advised of hospital visitation policies through
receipt of the patient handbook and on admission to Critical Care by
receipt of Visitation Guidelines.
The Critical care reserves the right to determine any situation where
it is necessary to limit visitation. These restrictions may include but
not limited to:
- Disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind. Visitors
who are disruptive to patients, staff or other visitors, or interfere
with patient care will be asked to stop behavior and escorted from the
- Patient need for rest or privacy.
- Court order limiting or restraining contact.
- During invasive treatments/procedures.
unit reserves the right to require visitors to wear appropriate
personal protective equipment such as gowns, gloves, and masks as
- Behavioral health patients
- Visitors much remain in the patient rooms when visiting
order to maintain a quiet environment, cell phones should be placed on
silent or vibrate. If phone calls need to be made, please stay in the
- Most of the critical care patient's are sedated, so for privacy we ask that no cameras, video recording be taken
- fresh flowers and plants are not permitted in critical care
- Outside food and beverages are not permitted
- Shoes must be worn at all times while visiting in the unit.