• doctor by patients bed

    Intensive Care Unit

Visiting information:

  • Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Visitors are restricted to members of the patient's immediate family.
  • You must use the intercom system to check in with a nurse and receive proper approval to visit.
  • A max of two people at a time may visit.
  • Visitors must be 12 or older. Special requests for younger visitors may be considered in cases of terminal illness.
  • Infectious disease can delay a patient's recovery so we ask that you let the nurse know if you are sick or have contagious symptoms when visiting the ICU.
  • There are no telephones in patient rooms but they may be available upon request. If you are calling to get a patient update, refer your call to the attending nurse. Visitors may use the pay phones in the waiting room for personal calls.
  • The unit's staff has developed a guide to help family members prepare for their visit and help loved ones recover. "While You Wait" is available in the ICU waiting rooms.

Personal belongings:

Personal belongings should be kept at home. Due to limited space and security reasons, we ask that all of the patient's personal belongings be taken home until their status requires a robe, slippers or street clothes. No flowers are allowed in patient rooms. Please check with the nurse about other gifts.

Family representative:

  • Select a family contact person.
    This person can act as the point of contact for family members and friends, conveying information from the hospital staff. If the patient has a written advance directive, the person designated as the patient advocate should act as the family representative.
  • If disagreements arise between family members, for the patient's sake we ask that all matters be dealt with outside the ICU.
    The situation can be very stressful and cause confusion, fear and helplessness for everyone involved. If your family has difficulty resolving issues, the ICU staff can provide assistance and referrals.

For more information, please call:
(309) 343-8131

695 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL 61401