Kershaw Health



Effective Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – We are implementing a zero-visitor policy in an effort to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff.

Your family and friends are allowed to visit between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm. After 8:30 pm, visitors must use the Emergency Room entrance and sign in at the security desk. Very often, the best time for them to visit is in the afternoon and early evening, and on weekends. 

Rest is very important for patients during treatment and recovery, so we ask that you have no more than two visitors at a time and that visits be kept brief. This is especially important if you are in a semi-private room. Visitors in semi-private rooms should be considerate of both patients. In addition, we observe quiet time each afternoon when lights are dimmed and sound is kept to a minimum so our patients can rest.

Because their immature immune systems make them more vulnerable to the germs common in hospitals, children under 12 should not visit. If they do, keep the visit very brief and remember that children can easily become bored, restless and disruptive to you and other patients.

No one should visit you if they are sick. Visitors should wash their hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when entering your room and again before leaving to reduce the chance of spreading infections.

The following areas have special visiting instructions. Please share these with family and friends.

  • Pediatrics: No children under 12 except with permission.
  • Intensive Care: There are no limitations or restrictions on visitation. However, due to emergencies or patient’s condition, visitation may be restricted. Please check at the nursing station before entering a patient’s room.
  • Women’s Center: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm. No children under 12 except siblings of newborns.