Our hospital’s visitation policies have been established to provide the safest possible environment, while ensuring everyone’s experience is a positive one.
General visiting hours are from 11 am to 8 pm. Children are allowed to visit at the discretion of the nursing staff. Please check at the nurses’ station before going into a patient's room. Children visiting the hospital should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Visitors may be directed to the cafeteria if a patient is receiving care or treatment.
One Day Surgery
The surgery department is a busy area with limited space. For children who are having surgery, two adults may stay with the child prior to surgery and through recovery in the surgery unit. Family of adult surgery patients should wait in the surgery waiting area in the lobby.
We know how important the support of family and friends can be especially during difficult or scary times. That is why we encourage you to bring your support person or people with you to your visit to the Cancer Center. They can remain with you in your room during your treatment.
Women’s Health and Childbirth Center
New mothers and babies are some of our hospital’s most popular guests. Each new mother determines her own visiting policy within the bounds of respect for other patients on the unit. Children are welcome to visit mom and baby if accompanied by an adult. All visitors should be in good health and should wash their hands before touching the newborn (see section on infection control). During labor and delivery, mom may have up to two support persons with her.
Wireless Internet Access
Wireless Internet connection is no longer just a perk of hotels and coffee shops. Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital offers patients and visitors complimentary wireless Internet access in the hospital. This allows patients and family members to use their personal laptop computers to stay in touch
with family members and friends during their stay.
Patient Phone Calls
Patients may place outgoing calls 24 hours a day. To avoid interrupting their rest, incoming calls to patient rooms are accepted between 7 am and
10 pm as long as the patient is not receiving treatment.
We are committed to patient privacy and confidentiality. Our confidentiality policy allows patients to choose who receives details about their health condition. The patient lists to whom information may be given and this is strictly enforced.
Many patients have weakened immune systems that make them very susceptible to a variety of illnesses. People who are ill with a cold, fever, diarrhea, flu, or a communicable disease should not come into the hospital. In addition, children who have been exposed to chicken pox, measles, mumps, pinkeye, or rubella should not visit patients in the hospital.
We wish to protect all our patients, visitors, and staff from infections and communicable diseases. For this reason the staff follows precautions to prevent the spread of organisms (germs) from all patients, not just patients who have infections or communicable diseases. These precautions may include hand washing, the use of alcohol wash and special clothing such as gloves, gowns, etc. A sign on the patient’s door will notify visitors if they should speak with the attending nurse about special precautions before entering the room.
Friends and family are welcome in the hospital cafeteria from 7:30 am to 6 pm seven days a week. Breakfast items are served from 7:30 - 8:30 am. Lunch and salad bar are available from 11 am to 1 pm. Dinner is served from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Lunch and dinner features hot meals seven days a week. The cafeteria is conveniently located on the lower level of the hospital.
For the convenience of visiting friends and neighbors, there are a variety of vending machines with snack items located on the lower level.
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for our patients, visitors, and staff. Consistent with that aim, the hospital does not permit smoking on the grounds, inside the hospital or in buildings owned by the hospital.
Gift Shop, Petit Tresors
The SGCMH Auxiliary has a gift shop
in the lobby of the Hospital. The shop carries a wide selection of merchandise including baby quilts, hand-quilted by the Auxiliary. The gift shop volunteer staff will deliver your gift free to patients at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital along with a personalized note. Proceeds from sales are used by the Auxiliary to purchase equipment and fund projects for the Hospital. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm and closed Sunday. For more information or to send a gift to a patient, call 573-883-2751, ext. 224.
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital and Physician Clinics do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.