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VISITOR INFORMATION

Visitor Restrictions
Visiting Hours
Telephone Calls
Cafeteria
Gift Shop

Parking
Public Telephones
ATM
Newspapers
Diaper Changing Station


Visitor Restrictions
Johnson Memorial Hospital recognizes the importance of family and friends to a patient's recovery and encourages visits from them with its family-oriented visitation policy. Yet, some restrictions are necessary to ensure proper patient care. Also, when visiting, common sense should be your guide. For example:

  • Individuals with colds, infection or other communicable diseases should not visit patients at the Hospital.
  • To avoid tiring the patient, limit visitors to two at a time.
  • Don't sit on the patient's bed, move the patient or offer food or beverage without consulting the nurse.
  • Visitors are not allowed to smoke.
  • Children, in most cases, are allowed to visit, provided they are accompanied by an adult at all times. The patient's nurse should be consulted before visits from children. In addition, because small children often become restless, their visits should be brief. Parents also should consider how the visit will affect both patient and child, as well as the patient's roommate.   

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Visiting Hours
Medical/Surgical Floors
1 to 8 p.m.

Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit
Five Minutes Every Hour on the Hour 1 to 8 p.m.

Inpatient Psychiatric Program
Monday through Friday 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Telephone Calls
Friends or relatives should call the floor nurse's station for information on a patient's condition. Phone numbers for the nurse's stations are as follows:

Second Floor (860) 684-8120
Third Floor (860) 684-8130
Intensive Care Unit (860) 684-8220
Inpatient Psychiatry (860) 684-8290

To reach patients directly, call the Hospital's main number at (860) 684-4251 or (860) 749-2201 and then dial the
four-digit extension, which is the number "6" followed by the patient's three-digit room number. For operator assistance, call (860) 684-4258 or (860) 749-2208. Hearing-impaired individuals can access the Hospital's TTY number at (860) 684-8441.

Cafeteria
The Cafeteria is located on the basement level of the Hospital. A nominal surcharge is added to visitor meals, which are available to visitors daily during the following times:

Coffee/Pastry 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Dinner 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Special arrangements may be made for visitors to purchase a guest tray if they'd like to eat in the room with the patient. These arrangements can be made by calling the Dietary Department at extension 5167. Food and beverage vending machines are also located in the cafeteria.

Gift Shop
Located in the main lobby, the Gift Shop is staffed by volunteers and is normally open during visiting hours. The Shop is sponsored by the Johnson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and offers a unique selection of greeting cards, fresh flowers, toys, candy, reading materials, jewelry, toiletries and gifts.

Parking
All visitors are asked to park in lots specifically designated for visitors. Parking is provided free of charge.

Public Telephones
Public telephones are located in the main lobby, on the ground floor, on each patient floor and in the Emergency Department. All pay telephones are TTY equipped.

ATM
An ATM machine is located in the JMH Lobby, near the main entrance.

Newspapers
Newspapers can be purchased from a box located outside of the Emergency Department entrance.

Diaper Changing Station
For the convenience of visitors with young children, a diaper changing station is located in the restroom
off the main lobby.