If you are planning to visit a patient at Northwest Community Hospital, please take a moment to read through these guidelines.
Please be sensitive to the needs of other patients and their families by:
Consideration, however, is given to patient needs:
Other department/unit policies may vary. Click on the items below or call the department and speak to the nursing staff.
Free wireless Internet access for guests and visitors is available in most areas throughout the Hospital. Click here to familiarize yourself with connection requirements, the network’s security settings and proper usage.
Smoking is not permitted in all buildings, parking garages, surrounding grounds and vehicles on Northwest Community property. Thank you in advance for helping to provide a healthy and healing environment for patients, visitors, employees, physicians and volunteers.
Cellular phones may be used at NCH with the following exceptions (see below). In these cases, your cell phone must be in the OFF position. Even if you’re not using it, this is the only way to prevent it from sending a signal that could disrupt medical equipment.
Your cell phone must be OFF:
Walkie-talkies can also cause disruptions and should not be used within 10 feet of medical equipment or in highly medically instrumented areas.