With Arizona currently experiencing a nearly 800 percent increase in flu cases over last year, Tucson Medical Center has implemented new visitation procedures to reduce the spread of the flu and better protect patients, families and staff.
Please remember to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently. Also, please keep your hands away from your face to reduce your risk of contracting the flu.
Support from family and friends is important in recovery and we thank you for your help in keeping your loved ones as healthy as possible during this severe flu season.
*Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis. Please notify nursing staff.
Tucson Medical Center has open visiting hours 24 hours a day at the discretion of the nursing staff. Visitors should be free of all signs and symptoms of infectious diseases. The nurse may need to ask visitors to leave for a number of reasons, including to:
We believe the choice to receive visitors belongs to the patient. If you do not want visitors or want them to stay for only a short time, please tell your nurse.
In order to provide a restful environment that promotes healing TMC has established ‘Quiet Hours’ daily between the hours of 2 - 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. During Quiet Hours we ask that everyone lower voices and limit noise as much as possible. During these hours lighting on the unit is dimmed and deliveries and traffic on the unit is limited as much as possible. In situations when noise is unavoidable, earplugs are available and can be obtained simply by asking any hospital staff member.
When you come to visit a friend or loved one at TMC for Children or the Joel M. Childers, M.D., Women's Center, we ask that adult visitors sign in and present a photo ID so that a visitor badge may be issued. We appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain a safe and secure environment.