Hospital Rules and Regulations


You are responsible for the following hospital rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.

Smoking

Sullivan County Community Hospital is a smoke free facility. If this is a problem for you, please discuss your options with your physician.

Respect and Consideration

You are responsible for being considerate of the rights of other patients and hospital personnel. This includes assisting in the control of noise and the number of visitors in your room. You are responsible for being respectful of the property of others and of the hospital.

Visitors After Visiting Hours

Visitors wishing to stay in the hospital after 8:00 PM are asked to check with the nursing staff to obtain a special visitor’s pass. Passes are issued on a 24 hour basis and should be returned to the nurse’s station when the visitor leaves. In an effort to provide security and adequate rest for our patients, those without a special visitor pass will be expected to leave at the end of visiting hours.

Noise Reduction

As a factor in your comfort and care, we at Sullivan County Community Hospital are concerned about the level of noise in our facility. Excessive noise levels affect rest which can have a big impact on your recovery. In fact, studies have shown that increased noise levels can have a direct impact on hospital length of stay and increased stress levels.

In order to help us reduce noise levels in our facility we ask that you:
  • Limit visitors to two per patient at one time.
  • Maintain low voice tones in all areas of the hospital.
  • Adhere to visiting hours.
  • Restrict calls to patient rooms after 9 p.m.
  • Avoid visiting in hallways in patient care areas.
  • We hope these measures will help reduce noise in patient care areas. If you notice an area for improvement regarding noise levels in the hospital, please notify the nursing staff, Department Director or Coordinator. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.