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Visiting Hours

Visiting HoursMorristown Medical Center supports a patient-centered, 24/7 open visitation philosophy. Some exceptions do apply, so please speak with the nursing staff on the specific unit you plan to visit to get the most up-to-the-minute information. General guidelines regarding individual units are as follows:

Labor and Delivery

  • The birth partner is encouraged to be with the laboring mother during the birth process.
  • Unless clinically contraindicated, the laboring couple may designate additional family members who may share in the labor and delivery process for a given length of time.
  • Siblings of the unborn child are permitted only if they are accompanied by an adult other than the mother’s laboring partner.

Maternity and Newborn Nursery – Level A

  • Unlimited visiting is permitted for birth partners.
  • Siblings and grandparents may visit from 9:00am to 8:00pm.
  • All others may visit from Noon to 8:00pm.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • 24/7 visitation is open to parents.
  • All other visitors must be accompanied by a parent.
  • A total of three visitors may be at each beside at a time, one of which must always be a parent.
  • Both parents and visitors are required to remain at the bedside of the infant they are visiting.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be the patient’s sibling.
    • A health screening form must be completed once a day before the child enters the NICU.
    • Siblings must remain at the bedside with their parents at all times.
  • All visitors must wash their hands before entering.

Learn more about visiting the NICU >

Pediatric Unit

  • 24/7 visitation is open to parents and primary caregivers.
  • Additional friends or relatives must be authorized by the patient.
  • Two visitors, not including the parents, are allowed at the bedside at a time.
  • Visitation from siblings under age 12 must be approved by a nurse.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Parents, guardians and grandparents may stay with their child 24/7.
  • One parent or guardian may sleep at the bedside, or a sleeping room can be reserved in the PICU Ronald McDonald Suite.
  • Siblings may visit with parent supervision.
  • Friends and relatives authorized by the parent or guardian may visit from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
  • No more than two visitors are allowed per bedside.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)

  • The patient’s immediate family members and significant others may visit 24/7.
  • Only two visitors are permitted at a time.
  • Children under 12 are not allowed unless otherwise discussed with the patient care team.
  • Please do not bring flowers.

Emergency Department

  • Visitors are permitted 24/7.
  • Only two visitors are allowed at the bedside at a time.

Surgical Services

  • Holding area:
    • Two adult visitors are allowed at the bedside of both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Surgical suite:
    • One parent may accompany pediatric patients until the induction of anesthesia; proper surgical attire is required.
    • Visitation is always subject to the discretion of the anesthesiologist.
  • Main Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit and Cardiac Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit:
    • Visitation arrangements must be made with the immediate family.
  • Gagnon 3:
    • Children are not permitted unless previously discussed with the health care team.

In-Patient Behavioral Health

  • Visiting hours are as follows:
    • Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm
  • Detox patients are not permitted visitors.

For more information about Morristown Medical Center’s visitation policies, please call 973-971-8005.

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