Visitation Policy

Our primary concern is for the welfare and speedy recovery of our patients. Visitors can be good therapy; however, rest is very important for the patient.  The hospital strives to be flexible and accommodate the patients' request for visitors.

The Hospital will not deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious creed, ancestry, age, national origin, handicap or disability or to anyone named by the patient as a support person.

As a patient you have the right to:

  • Decide if you want visitors or not while you are here. The Hospital may need to limit visitors to better care for you or other patients.
  • Designate those persons who can visit you during your stay. These individuals do not need to be related to you.
  • Designate a support person who may determine who can visit you if you become incapacitated.

Visitors to the Hospital are asked to observe these general guidelines:

  • Do limit visitors to no more than two at one time.
  • Do visit for short periods and keep in mind our patients need their rest.
  • Do try to make your visit a pleasant and cheerful one, as this will help the patient's recovery.
  • Do help from spreading colds, flu or other infections by postponing your visit if you are not feeling well.
  • Do observe the Hospital's tobacco-free and cell phone policies.

For security purposes, the Hospital doors are locked at 8:00 p.m., after hours, visitors are asked to enter and exit through the Emergency Department.

We appreciate your thoughtfulness during your visit by observing these guidelines.

Phone calls

To speak with a patient, call the Hospital's main number 814-827-1851 or 1-800-950-1851 and ask to be connected to the patient's room. Each patient room also has a direct dial phone number, listed in the patient's room.

All incoming calls for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients are directed to the nursing supervisor, as there is no phone service for patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

Cell phone use is permitted in waiting rooms, dining areas and the lobby.  Please do not use cell phones in patient rooms or treatment areas.

Food and Gifts

The Hospital Snack Shop is located near the main entrance, offers food and gift items Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Guests may use the Staff Dining Room/Cafeteria, located on the ground floor, when the Snack Shop is closed.  Vending machines are located on the ground floor across from the elevators.