visitor information

Visiting Hours

Family members and friends are welcome to visit; however, patient care is our primary concern. Visiting hours will be determined based on the patient’s needs.  

Guidelines:
  • Visitors may not smoke anywhere on the medical campus, inside or outside the building
  • Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests, treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
  • Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients.
  • Latex (rubber) balloons are not allowed in the hospital, mylar (foil) balloons are an acceptable alternative. 
  • People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients
  • Visits should be kept short
  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise  

Waiting Areas

There are several designated waiting areas for visitors on each patient floor and in the front lobby of the hospital. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the Critical Care Units, the Emergency Department and Surgery. A volunteer is on duty in the Surgery waiting room during weekday hours to keep family members informed about the progress of surgery. Coffee is provided in most waiting rooms as well as in our cafeteria located on the ground floor.

Contacting A Nurse

Patients and family members can get immediate assistance by using the "call button" located next to the patient's bed.

Health Information Computer

A computer for patients or family members to access health information is available on the 2nd floor, in the lounge across from the Emergency Elevator on the east side of the hospital.
  

Wireless Internet Service

Patients, family members and guests are welcome to use their personal laptops to connect to the hospital's wireless Internet access, a service available in most areas of the hospital. You will need a wireless-enabled device with standard a Internet browser and a Wi-Fi card. 

Cafeteria

The Café at Lakeview Medical Center is open daily.In-room guest trays are available during patient dining hours for $5.00. Contact the nursing station for details.

Vending machines for snacks and beverages are located throughout the building. The cafeteria seating area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Cafeteria Hours

Breakfast - 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lunch - 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dinner - 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM 

Newspapers

Newspapers may be purchased at the entrance to the hospital. Magazines and other reading materials are available in visitor waiting areas.

Telephones

All rooms are equipped with a telephone. To make a local call, dial 8; wait for a dial tone, then dial the desired number. To make a long distance call, dial 9-0-area code-number. Long distance calls must be billed to your home or credit card, or you may call collect.

For The Hearing Impaired

A telecommunications device is available to help hearing-impaired patients or patients who want to communicate with a hearing-impaired relative or friend. Arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter available to assist the hearing-impaired patient.

Lost And Found

Articles found on hospital premises or left in patient rooms are held in the Admitting Department. Inquire at the Admitting Desk regarding lost items. Lost items are kept in Admitting for a month.

Chimes

In the celebration of a new life, Lakeview Medical Center plays chimes over the intercom system each time a baby is born.