Visitor Info & Hours
Visitors are important to the healing process and can be good medicine for patients. We welcome family members and friends to visit patients at Rochelle Community Hospital. Please remember that our policies are only intended to ensure the health of our patients. If you have additional questions, please feel free to call 815-562-2181.
Persons visiting patients in the hospital are requested to observe the hours identified for visiting in the different areas of the hospital.
- Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital or on the hospital campus.
- Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
- Visitors should talk in a quiet, calm voice and maintain a quiet environment for all patients.
- People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
- Visits should be kept short.
- Visitors must conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
- Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients.
Since patient care and safety are our primary concerns, our visiting hours are designed to assure that you receive appropriate rest and that there is appropriate time for the delivery of your medical care.
Our standard visiting hours may be extended or limited based on the patient's condition.
Medical - Surgical Unit
The recommended visiting hours are 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. If you have a visitor who cannot visit during these hours, contact the nursing supervisor who will discuss other arrangements with you.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
In order for the patient to get enough rest and receive the amount of care required for recovery, we have developed the following guidelines for visitors in ICU.
Visiting Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
When to Visit: On the half hour 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, etc.
How Often: Once an hour
How Long: 5 minutes
Number of Visitors: 2 people
Who May Visit
- Immediate family. Friends may be allowed to visit under special circumstances.
- Parents may be permitted to stay at the bedside of a young child.
- During emergencies, the ICU nurse may not allow visitors in the unit. Any visitor who appears to be upsetting a patient will be asked to leave to prevent a negative effect on the patient's health.
- While you are waiting to visit an ICU patient, you may stay in the waiting room on the second floor, the Meditation Room on the first floor or the Cafeteria in the basement. Please tell the nurse where you will be in case you need to be contacted.