Things to remember if you visit:
- Daytime Visiting Hours for patients admitted to the hospital are 5:00 am - 8:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, a member of our security team or the house supervisor will visit rooms to issue visitor badges to those staying beyond daytime visiting hours. Anyone arriving after 8:00 pm should enter through the ER entrance and visit the ER registration desk, where they will sign in and receive a badge. For more information concerning visitor hours, including specific visitor hours and exceptions for our Mother-Baby Care Unit, please see our Visiting Hours. Thank you for your attention to our visitation hours, as this helps us keep our patients, visitors, and staff members safe throughout the day and night!
- Please do not visit if you have a cold, flu, cough, diarrhea or other contagious illness.
- Too many visitors make it harder for staff to provide care to patients and for patients to relax and recover. Please limit the number of visitors in a patient room to a reasonable number.
- Babies and children younger than 10 years of age may find a visit to the hospital to see a loved one stressful and may find it difficult to be quiet. These visits can place an additional burden on the patient and staff. Exercise discretion when visiting with young children by limiting the number and duration of visits. Never leave children unattended in patient rooms or waiting areas.
- Many of our patients have special requirements for their diet while at Clinton Memorial Hospital (CMH) because of their condition, tests, procedure or medication. Check with your loved one's nurse or physician prior to bringing candy, food or beverages to share.
- Ask your loved one's nurse before bringing flowers, plants or balloons. Some patients may be sensitive.
- Do not bring weapons—including knives and guns—drugs, alcohol or other illegal substances to the hospital.
CMH has a Wilmington Savings Bank ATM, located outside the front entrance to the CMH cafeteria.
There are phones available for public use by the CMH atrium entrance and in the lobby of the CMH Professional Building.
Vending machines (with a variety of snacks and soft drinks) are located outside the front entrance to the CMH cafeteria and on the ground floor off of the back of the CMH atrium (hallway to the left after radiology).
Flowers and Mail
To send flowers to a patient at CMH, contact any local florist that delivers to CMH, and give them the hospital's address: 610 W. Main St. You will also need to provide the patient's first and last name. The flowers will be delivered to the hospital's main desk and then delivered to the patient's room by a volunteer. Mail can be sent to a patient's attention at the same address.
We welcome patients of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds, and we do our best to provide adequate support to all of our patients and their loved ones. The Galen and Elizabeth Hoggatt Chapel, located on the first floor, is available for use at any time.
We also recognize the need for ongoing pastoral care and spiritual wellness and have on-call CMH volunteer chaplains available to provide pastoral care for patients and families. Chaplains are ordained or recognized ministers, priests, or sisters of a congregation or denomination. The chaplain on call is available by phone day or night. If requested by the patient, area ministers will be notified by Volunteer Services when members of their congregation are hospitalized or when there is a patient without a congregation who would like support. Tell your nurse if you would like to see someone from this list or your own spiritual leader.