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Visiting Hours

Special temporary restrictions on visitors

At this time: No children under the age of 18 and no one with respiratory symptoms will be allowed to visit patients at Loyola University Medical Center because of the increase in suspected cases of enterovirus D68.

Enterovirus is a very common illness during the summer months. The infection typically causes mild symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache and rash. This strain of the enterovirus has resulted in more coughing and wheezing. Children with asthma and very young children may be more seriously affected.

For information on how to stop the spread of a virus, read our tips: http://bit.ly/loyolaenterovirus

Helping Loved Ones Heal

Visiting hours for most hospital patients are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Overnight passes are necessary for all overnight guests and are issued by the Security Department, with the approval of the Nursing Supervisor.

Labor & Delivery/Maternity/Newborn

The visiting hours for Labor & Delivery and Maternity/Newborn areas are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Neonatal Unit

Mothers and fathers may visit 24 hours a day; siblings may visit with adult supervision from noon to 8 p.m. Any other visitor (including grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles) may visit between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care is a locked unit. There is a doorbell at the front entrance that needs to be activated for entry and exit. Visiting hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Only two visitors are allowed at the bedside and this number includes the parents. One parent may stay overnight at the bedside. Parents have access to visit 24 hours a day.

An interpreter is on site every day, 24 hours a day.

There is a Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center located on Hines campus. For more information please contact Andrea Wadas Manager of the Ronald McDonald House near the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center at (708) 327-2273.

Intensive Care Units

For patients in intensive care, cardiac care and for all pediatrics patients, 24-hour visitation is available. However, visitors shall not exceed 15 minutes per hour in the patient's room, except in special circumstances as approved by the nursing staff.

Intensive Care Unit (2nd floor ICU)
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Intensive Care Unit (4th floor ICU)
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (2nd floor)
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Medical Intensive Care Unit (3rd floor MICU)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Critical Care Unit (3rd floor CCU)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (4th floor)
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hospice

Hospice patients' visiting hours are 24 hours with no limitations, and visits by children are welcome.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric patients can have visitors weekdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Important note for all visitors: Children under 12 years of age, must be accompanied by a responsible adult. In compliance with the Illinois Administrative Code, children under the age of 6 shall use visiting facilities (unit or main lobby) other than the patient's room, unless that room is private. Children 12 years and younger are restricted from special care areas, except in special circumstances through prearrangement with nursing or administration staff.