Nyack Hospital realizes how important it is for our patients to receive visitors during their hospitalization. In order to encourage a healing environment, please follow these general guidelines for visitation:
Visitor Restrictions Effective January 8, 2015
Influenza has reached epidemic levels according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is widespread in the tri-state area and the standard peak of flu season has not yet been reached. As such, Nyack Hospital is implementing a hospital-wide restricted visitation policy, effective immediately, in an effort to reduce the spread and exposure of flu to our patients, visitors, staff and clinicians.
Visitors for all inpatient areas will be restricted to two visitors ages 18 and older at a time. Children under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit under special circumstances as ordered by a physician. No one who is ill with influenza or has flu like symptoms which includes fever or chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, or headache and fatigue, will be permitted to visit.
As a precaution, all visitors who enter the hospital will be encouraged to wear a mask. Masks are available at the hospital entrances and from health-care workers. These restrictions will stay in effect until flu season has been officially declared over.
• Other visiting restrictions may be requested by the attending physician, the patient, or the patient’s family. The head/charge nurse may request visitors to leave, in the event that the presence of the visitor is disruptive to the therapeutic environment of the patient being visited or to other patients on the unit. Security should be contacted for assistance for assistance as needed.
• If visitation is restricted as part of the patient’s treatment regimen, clinical justification of such restriction will be explained to the patient/family, and to the extent possible, determined with their participation.
• All patient visitors will be required to obtain a visitor’s pass from the Information Desk Receptionist in the Main Lobby. Non-patient visitors must present to the Security Department for assistance.
• All visitors must practice hand hygiene by using hand sanitizer or washing their hands with soap and water before entering the patient's room. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located outside of all patient rooms and throughout the Hospital.
Open Visiting Hours:
Intermediate Care Units
- One parent or grandparent may stay overnight
- Father or significant other anytime
- All other family and visitors after delivery
Other Visiting Hours:
Intensive Care Nursery
Parents and Grandparents only
24 hour visitation, except:
7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Medical Intensive Care
Surgical Intensive Care
24 hour visitation, except,
6:00 - 8:00 a.m.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Limit of 2 visitors at a time.
All visitors: Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Other visiting times are made at the discretion of the program and/or clinical director.
Behavioral Health Center
Monday through Friday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm