POTTSTOWN PA – General patient visiting hours at Pottstown Hospital are being somewhat extended, effective Friday (Feb. 8, 2019), to between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily, it announced. However, different visiting hour limits are set for patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit, women’s services, and Center for Behavioral Medicine.
Hospital President and CEO Rich Newell said the general visiting hours change was in response to “customer” requests. The full lists of visiting hours in all units is available on the hospital’s website and at its front desk.
Upon arrival, all visitors are required to stop at the front desk and show identification, enabling them to receive a visitor pass that must be visible at all times. Certain visitor restrictions still apply, the hospital acknowledged, and are based on the condition of the patient.
Visitors are reminded to wash their hands before and after visiting the hospital. Those who are experiencing symptoms of illness such as vomiting, fever, or colds should not visit until symptoms subside. Visitors are also encouraged not to bring food into the hospital. Pottstown Hospital is a smoke-free facility; smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds.
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