Patient Visitor Information

Visiting Guidelines

No more than two visitors are allowed at the bedside at one time. Children under the age of 12 may visit patients only during regular visiting hours. It is the responsibility of parents to see that children are supervised by an adult at all times. Anyone with an infection, even a cold or upper respiratory infection, should not visit during your hospitalization.

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Visiting Hours - click here for a map of the hospital grounds 

Medical & Surgical Units
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Immediate family of patients going to surgery, or critically ill patients, may visit in the morning.

Pediatrics
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Parents anytime. Children under 12 only with permission from patient’s nurse.

Obstetrics / The Birth Place
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fathers anytime. Grandparents, brothers and sisters of the baby may visit the patient and baby in the mother’s room.

Contact of baby with children other than siblings is not recommended. This will reduce the risk of exposing the baby to infectious diseases.

A waiting room is available for visitors in the Obstetrics Department.

Intensive Coronary Care Unit
NO visitors other than immediate family. Visiting periods should be limited to five minutes each hour.

Food and Amenities

The hospital Auxiliary maintains the coffee shop located in the main lobby. Visitors and guests are welcome to patronize the coffee shop. Sandwiches, snacks, beverages, reading material, and a variety of gift items are available. All proceeds benefit the hospital and the community.  Gift shop hours:  Monday-Friday  6:30 am - 8:30 pm.  Saturday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Sunday:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

The cafeteria at Douglas County Hospital is located on the lower level of the hospital. The cafeteria is designed to serve hospital employees and visitors.

Cafeteria Serving Times
Lunch: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Dinner: 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Visitor Policies

Smoking Policy

cigarette.jpgDouglas County Hospital is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients, visitors and employees.  As a result, DCH is now a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco products, (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes, etc..) will be prohibited in or on all hospital owned buildings, grounds, parking lots, ramps or vehicles.

Flowers / Balloons
Flowers are delivered to your room by volunteers. If flowers arrive for you after your discharge, the florist will be notified to pick them up. Please avoid heavily fragrant flowers such as Day Lilies, Easter Lilies, Star Gazers, etc.  Cut flowers only will be allowed in the Intensive Coronary Care Unit, no potted plants.

Because of the increase in latex allergies in the general population, NO LATEX BALLOONS will be allowed inside Douglas County Hospital. If latex balloons are found inside the hospital, the person responsible for bringing them in will immediately be asked to remove them. If this is not possible, Douglas County Hospital personnel will dispose of them as soon as possbile. The balloons must not be intentionally popped. You may purchase Mylar balloons at the Gift Shop in the hospital or at area florists. These balloons are latex-free and are acceptable at Douglas County Hospital.