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Good Samaritan Implements Hospital-Wide Quiet Time

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center has standardized quiet times on patient room floors.

Patients on the second and third floors of the hospital will have reduced interruption from visitors and staff unless medically necessary from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and midnight to 4 a.m. daily. During the day, visitors will notice an overhead announcement stating that quiet time has begun. 

Patients on the fourth floor in labor and delivery and pediatrics will have quiet time from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and midnight to 4 a.m. daily. This time will reduce interruptions from staff and allow families time for healing and bonding. Visiting hours on the fourth floor are from 2 to 8 p.m. 

During quiet time, staff will turn down the hall lights and close patient room doors as medically safe. Visitors will be asked to check in at the nurses’ station before entering a patient room, talk in a whisper and silence their cell phones.