Having a loved one who is seriously ill is quite stressful for family members and we work hard to support families of patients in ICU or Progressive Care. Patients and families are vital members of the health care team. Our goal is to provide a supportive, healing environment which meets the needs of both the patient and family.
Saint Francis Medical Center has open visitation throughout the facility so family members can visit anytime, as long as the patient’s condition allows. It’s best for the patient to limit visitors to two to three people at a time. If visiting with small children, please keep visits short (3 to 5 minutes).
The nurse who is caring for your loved one will be able to give you updates on their condition. Family members can call anytime day or night. If you are able to call before or after our shift change, (6-7:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.) we can give you a more thorough update.
Tips for Families of Patients in ICU or Progressive Care