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Visiting hours

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit patients in the hospital. Although we no longer have specific visiting hours, patients need time to rest. There may be times when visitation is limited. Please note the following guidelines.


Visiting Restrictions
KDH currently allows one (1) healthy, masked visitor to accompany patients in all areas with one exception (noted below). Visiting hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Visitors will receive an arm band that must be displayed, and the visitor is required to wear his/her mask for the duration of the visit. Visitors cannot be interchanged during the visit.
EXCEPTION: COVID-19 PATIENTS: No visitors will be allowed for patients with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. Thank you for understanding.
Current Visiting Notes:
1. Children age 2 or under should not wear a mask.
2. One healthy visitor may accompany a patient while in the Emergency Department (no switching in and out). Exceptions may be made if the patient is in critical condition or if unusual circumstances warrant, as determined by KDH team members.
No other visitors or guests are allowed at this time. KDH continues to follow local and statewide guidelines for visitation to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

Special visiting hours

Pediatric Unit
Parents and guardians may stay with a child at all times on the pediatric unit. Friends and other family may visit during regular hours.

Emergency Department
One or two visitors may stay with the patient following an initial assessment by the physician or nurse practitioner.

Outpatient Services
For outpatient services on ASU (Ambulatory Services - 2nd Floor in Surgical Services), one or two visitors may stay with the patient.

Same-Day Surgery
Parents and/or one family member may stay with the patient.

Intensive Care Unit
Visiting hours are in 20-minute increments at these times:

  • 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.
  • 11:30 to 11:50 a.m.
  • 2:30 to 2:50 p.m.
  • 4:30 to 4:50 p.m.
  • 8 to 8:20 p.m.

Special arrangements can be made if needed. Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital or on hospital property. Visitors are asked to dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes. We ask that no more than two visitors be in a patient's room at one time unless cleared with the nurse or care providers.

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