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Patients & Visitors

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome at Oswego Hospital. Since our primary concern is the welfare of our patients, we ask that you respect each patient's needs for privacy, rest and quiet.

Some hospital departments have specific visiting hours and requirements, which are listed below. Please, no more than 4 visitors to a patient, unless otherwise indicated by the department guidelines below.

After-hours visitors are required to wear a visitor's pass. Our main lobby entrance closes at 8 p.m., and individuals visiting patients after hours must enter the hospital through the emergency department, off West 7th Street.

We please ask that if you are not feeling well, and especially if you are having flu-like symptoms, that you not visit the hospital to protect our patients and staff.

Surgical Services

No visiting in the operating room or the post anesthetic care unit.

Medical/Surgical 3rd and 4th Floors

Open visitation is between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. There is no limit to the number of visitors unless the patient's condition justifies fewer visitors. If the patient is in isolation, all visitors are asked to first report to the nurses' station. Visitors under the age of 12 need permission of the nursing staff to visit.

As part of our own Silent Hospitals Help Healing, or Sh…, campaign, the medical/surgical floors do observe quiet hours with the hallway lights dimmed and a reduction in overhead pages.

Intensive Care and Cardiac Care

One person is allowed to visit 24 hours a day; all others, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors must be at least 10 years of age.

Gynecology/Maternity

Open visitation is between noon and 8 p.m. A newborn's siblings of any age are welcome but must be in good health. Limit 4 visitors at a time.

Behavioral Services

Between 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and holidays. The minimum age for visitors is 13.

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