We work closely with community clergy and pastoral visitors who minister to their parishioners or congregants in the hospital. If patients indicate their denominational preference when they are admitted to the hospital, their names will be included on a Clergy Census. Their names will be listed by their denominational choice so you may locate them for pastoral visitation. Persons may choose NOT to be included in the Clergy Census, and their names will not be included. It will then be their responsibility to make their clergy person aware of their hospitalization.
Below is a link to an information form for visiting clergy. Completing this form allows our hospital to have an after-hours contact number in the event that a patient or family (of your parish or congregation) has a need. Please print and complete this form and either mail it to us or bring it by on your next visit to EAMC.
Visiting Parishioners at EAMC
Visiting the sick in the hospital is a wonderful way to show you care. The emotional and spiritual support you show your friends, loved ones or parishioners is a valuable part of healing. However, there are some things that you should be aware of to make your visit more pleasant for both you and the patient you are seeing.
- Wash your hands or use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer available in each patient room BEFORE and AFTER you visit. Germs can transfer from your hands to the patient (or from one patient to another) and put him or her at risk for infection.
- Do not visit if you are ill. Call, send a card or a gift instead. Although most of us are used to going about our business when we’re sick with a cold or mild bug, for a patient in the hospital recovering from illness or surgery, that bug could be serious.
- For your protection, get a flu shot every year.
- Always knock before entering a patient’s room, and wait until you are asked to enter.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with either a tissue or your sleeve. Then wash your hands.
- Limit visits to 30 minutes or less to avoid overexerting the patient. Follow the hospital’s guidelines for visits to the critical care units.
Patient care is our primary concern; therefore, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for each unit. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. If you need additional information, please check with a nurse on the unit or the volunteer at the information desk in the Main Lobby.
Critical Care Areas (CVICU and ICU) Visiting Hours
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
There are a number of reserved clergy parking spaces in Level 1 of the parking deck.