Please cooperate with all requests from hospital staff. There may be times when visitors are asked to temporarily leave a patient's room or change locations while a patient is being attended to. However, visitation will never be denied based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical appearance or disability.
Children under 10 years of age must be given special permission by the nurse in charge to visit the particular unit.
Children, for their safety, need to - Be always under adult supervision and exhibit quiet, calm behavior. - Be well and healthy. - Limit their visiting time. - Visit in a designated area, if asked.
Safeguard your valuables, such as purses.
Protect and respect the privacy of all patients.
Be sensitive to the patient's condition (and their roommate's) and limit the visit accordingly.
Speak quietly and help limit noise.
Do not bring any electrical appliance into the hospital.
Check whether cell phone use is permitted in your area, as they may interfere with medical equipment.
Follow staff instructions in times of emergency or special alert.
Be aware that Montefiore Medical Center reserves the right to inspect bags and packages being brought into or removed from one of its hospitals.