Guidelines for Visiting Saint Clare’s Patients
Visitation of Family and Friends
We believe that interaction with family and friends during your recovery
is a very important part of the healing process, but so is ensuring a
patient gets ample rest. To accommodate both of these needs, Saint Clare’s
Health System has adopted the following policies and guidelines:
- Limit of two visitors per patient at any given time. Staff may be required
to limit visitors at certain times for a variety of reasons, including
the delivery of care or special circumstances within the department.
- Visitors under 12 years of age are welcome, but may be evaluated on an
individual basis by the unit supervisor to determine whether the visitation
- For your child’s safety, please do not leave children unattended
in the lobby or in any area of the medical center. A responsible adult
should accompany children at all times.
- Children are not permitted in isolation rooms.
- People with any contagious diseases such as colds or viruses should not
visit. Instead, please opt to keep in touch with a phone call.
Please check with your caregiver or call our
Guest Services office at 973-989-3189 if you have any questions.
Family Initiated Rapid Response Team
Family members are an important component of a patient’s healthcare
team. As such, family members are urged to immediately notify a caregiver
should they notice any decline in their loved one’s condition.
You should call if you see the following changes:
- Change in heart beat
- Problems with breathing
- Sudden change in mental status (confusion or agitation)
- Something is “just not right”
If you notice a change in your family member’s condition, please
notify a nurse immediately or call the Rapid Response Team.
Denville or Dover………….Call 444
When you call, please provide the patient’s name, room number, and
a brief description of the emergency. A member of the Rapid Response Team
will arrive promptly to assist the patient.
Meals and Snacks for Visitors
Saint Clare’s Health System offers a variety of meal options for
patients and their visitors.
Denville: The cafeteria, located on the first floor, is open Monday through Friday
from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. There is also
a bistro style café, located in the lobby, which is open weekdays
from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dover: The cafeteria, located on the first floor, is open Monday through Friday
from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.
We also offer guest trays to our patients’ friends and family. Your
guest may choose any item on the day’s menu, and pay by a guest
tray voucher purchased in advance at our cafeterias.