Visitor Policy

Lawrence Memorial Hospital would like to encourage visiting times that promote rest and patient well being while considering patient privacy and the patient’s emotional and health care needs.

Visits from relatives and friends can play an important part in patient recovery. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, national origin or source of payment.

The hospital allows a family member, friend, or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support while they’re in the hospital. The individual may or may not be the patient’s surrogate decision maker or legally authorized representative.

A patient may designate a support person to support the patient during the course of the patient’s stay and exercise the patient’s visitation rights on patient’s behalf if the patient is unable to do so.

All patients will have equal visitation privileges based on patient preferences and will be subject to the Hospital’s Justified Clinical Restrictions.

Justified Clinical Restrictions refer to any clinically necessary or reasonable restriction imposed by the hospital on visitation rights in order to provide safe care to LMH patients.

Some examples of justified clinical restrictions are: reasonable limitations on the number of visitors at any one time; patient’s need for privacy or rest; patient’s risk of infection by the visitor or risk of infection by the patient; or when patient is undergoing a clinical intervention or procedure and the treating health care professional believes it is in the patient’s best interest to limit visitation during the intervention or procedure.

Visitor/Caregiver After-Hours Check-In

For your safety, the hospital requires all visitors/caregivers to enter through the Emergency Entrance during the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The visitor’s name and identification and destination will be documented and the visitor will be issued a visitor’s tag. Unless there is a special reason, please encourage your visitors to visit before 9 p.m.

The hospital is staffed with security that patrols the facility and campus.