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2017-18 Influenza Season Recommendations

Influenza activity in our area is now widespread and people of all ages are affected. To create the safest environment for our patients, staff, and visitors during influenza season, Virginia Hospital Center is providing the following recommendations for the 2017-18 influenza season:

  1. We encourage visitors of any age with symptoms of influenza-like illness (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue) to avoid visiting the Hospital if possible and stay home until better.
  2. We encourage visitors of any age with symptoms of influenza-like illness (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue) to utilize the respiratory/hand hygiene stations and wear a surgical mask and clean their hands frequently.

Visitor Hours

While it is always recommended that you speak to the patient and/or the family to determine when visits would be welcome, below are the official visiting hours of the Hospital.

Women & Infant Health: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Labor & Delivery Visiting Hours
    Unrestricted visiting hours for father, coaches, partners and support person(s).

  • Postpartum Unit
    Unrestricted for father or support person(s).

  • Pediatric Unit
    Unrestricted for parents.

  • NICU Visiting Hours
    Unrestricted for parents.
    Unrestricted for grandparents if accompanied by baby’s parent.

Robert E. Lee Oncology Unit: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Unrestricted for support person(s) of the patient’s choosing.

Pediatrics: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Unrestricted for parents.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

Immediate family members or support persons must contact the patient’s nurse for visiting hours. Other visitors are permitted by special arrangements with the patient’s nurse.

Hemodialysis & Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Visitors permitted only by special arrangements with Nursing Staff.

Recovery & Wellness: 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Gift Shops

  • To brighten a patient’s day with Cards, flowers, gifts, balloons, seasonal decorations and other items, visit our Main Hospital Gift Shop.
  • For gifts for newborn babies and their parents, visit our Women & Infant Health Gift Shop.
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Infant Security / Visitation Policy

Infant security is our top priority at Virginia Hospital Center. Please read the following visitation and security procedures that are in place to protect your newborn’s safety:

  • Visitors must provide the name of the person they are visiting before they can enter the Mother/Baby Unit. If visitors are unable to provide this information, they will not be allowed to enter the unit.
  • All visitors must sign in and provide a government-issued photo ID (e.g., State-issued ID, driver’s license, Military ID, Passport or Green Card). The visitor will be issued a badge, which will expire at the end of the day.
  • Deliveries (food, flowers, etc.) from outside of the facility must be picked up in Lobby C in the Women & Infant building. Outside vendors are not permitted to enter the Mother/Baby Unit, NICU or Labor & Delivery Unit.

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