Visitor Information

Visitor Information for the Emergency Department

What you need to know when your loved one is in the ED

Providing quality patient care, protecting patient confidentiality, and minimizing wait times are the primary concerns of the Emergency Department at Columbia Memorial Hospital. We understand that families and friends of patients are concerned about their loved one’s care and we do our best to keep waiting family members and friends advised of the patient’s condition and progress.

We allow one family member or friend to accompany the patient in the Emergency Department.

There may be times when all visitors are asked to leave the Emergency Department. Visitors will be told when they may return. We ask that visitors please comply with any staff member’s request to leave the Emergency Department, as it allows our staff to heal all patients properly and efficiently.

Visitors must stay in the room with the patient they are accompanying. The hallways must remain clear to allow staff to work efficiently.

We understand that having a loved on in the ED is a traumatizing time for family and friends of the patient. We thank you for choosing Columbia Memorial to heal you or a loved one in an emergency and appreciate your compliance with the visitor guidelines.