Meadville Medical Center
751 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA 16335
We welcome visitors and know that they mean so much to our patients, but the patient's welfare is our first concern. Because so many things have to be done to provide the proper care and treatment for our patients, we have established visiting hours which will minimize conflicts with the patient's program of care and rest.
For the comfort and safety of both our patients and visitors we ask that the following guidelines be observed:
Meadville Medical Center is a tobacco-free institution. No smoking will be permitted.
Visitors should be quiet and respectful of the privacy of the people they are visiting, as well as other nearby patients.
Food and refreshments may not be given to a patient without consent of the attending physician, nurse or personnel on the unit.
Visitors should leave the room promptly when treatment is to be given.
Visitors should not sit on the patient's bed.
Any visitor causing a disturbance or being disruptive will be asked to leave.
Children should be closely supervised at all times.
MMC enbraces a philosophy of open and flexible visitation that welcomes and encourages the involvement of family/significant others in the patient's care. MMC strives to provide a caring environment while recognizing the importance of visitation to our patients, their families and friends. Visitors are encouraged to visit during the hours of 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM; however special accommodations can be made to meet the needs of our patients. Inappropriate behavior or refusal to follow MMC policy and rules can compromise patient health and safety, and may result in visitors being asked to leave the premises.
When visitation occurs outside of the recommended hours, visitors must register with the Front Desk Security and obtain a special self-expiring visitor pass that must be visible on them at all times.
Individual departments may have specific recommendations regarding visiting hours and can apply reasonable clinical restrictions and other limitations on patient visitation. Please see below for individual department recommendations.
Visitors are limited to two members of the immediate family or significant other. This visitor will act as a "spokesperson" for any other person(s) waiting in the ED waiting room. Parents of children will be permitted to stay with children as determined by the child's clinical status.
Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit
Visiting is limited to two members of the immediate family. Special visiting privileges are granted through the Intensive Care Unit. Visitors are to use the phone in the waiting room to call the ICU nursing station to receive permission to visit. Clergy requesting to visit ICU patients may use the intercom outside the elevator.
Inpatient Mental Health
Visiting hours are daily from 6:00am - 7:30pm Patients may receive only two visitors at a time.
New Life Unit
Visiting hours for the general public are from 11:00am to 8:00pm with special consideration given on the day of delivery. Fathers, grandparents and siblings of the baby may visit anytime. Fathers/significant others are permitted to spend the night, but they must be present on the unit by 8:00pm and cannot leave during the night. All visitors must be free of infectious disease.
Parents or grandparents may visit at any time. Only one parent/grandparent is permitted to stay at night unless child's condition warrants otherwise. If there is a joint parental custody of a child, the custodial parent is the one permitted to stay with the child. All visitors must be free of infectious disease.
Two visitors per patient from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Monday through Friday and from 11:00am to 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Stepping Stones Unit (Drug and Alcohol)
Visiting hours are Sunday only from 1:00pm - 5 :00pm Visitors are subject to staff approval and must go through the family counselor prior to visiting.
Transitional Care Unit
Visitors may access the unit 24 hours per day. Special arrangements must be made for entering the building from 8:00pm to 6:00am by calling the unit at (814) 333-5950 or (814) 333-5951. Children are permitted to visit with adult supervision.