Staying in touch with family and friends is an important part of the healing process. Patients in the hospital are given a direct phone extension for their room that they can give out to whomever they wish. Our staff is more than happy to accept calls for patients from friends and family who do not have the direct number as well. The use of cell phones is generally allowed throughout the hospital grounds and facilities, with the following restrictions:
- Cell phones must not be brought within three feet of medical
equipment in ICU, Labor & Delivery and Surgery. (The “one-meter rule”).
- When staff suspect interference problems, they may ask cell phone
users in close proximity to turn off their cell phone or move away to a
- Departments have the right to ban all visitor cell phone use in their
area. Notice of such bans will be posted.