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Visitors and Families

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Visitor Guidelines During Flu Season

For the safety of our patients, staff and community, Sibley Memorial Hospital is limiting visitors during the flu season. Visitors with flu-like symptoms are not permitted. Symptoms include fever, cough, body aches and sore throat.

Only two people per patient may visit at a time. Thank you for helping to keep Sibley safe.

Number of Visitors

Visitors are limited to no more than two at one time for each patient so as to not disturb other patients. Children under the age of 12 years are advised not to be in patient care areas. There is a visiting lounge on every floor where patients may visit with families and small children.

New fathers or significant others are welcome at any time if the patient has a private room in the Family Centered Care Unit. Overnight stays are only permitted in private rooms. In semi-private rooms, regular visiting hours of 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm must be observed. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay overnight at any time. Please limit children’s visits to the baby’s siblings.

Equal Visitation

Sibley Memorial Hospital values the importance of family presence and visitation and the positive impact it has on the healing and well-being of patients. Visitation is a patient right that is balanced by the primary focus of patient care and meeting the clinical needs of all patients in the facility. Patients have the right, subject to their consent, to receive the visitors they designate — including spouses, domestic partners (including same-sex domestic partners), other family members or friends — and the right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.

Visitation privileges shall not be restricted, limited or otherwise denied on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. All visitors designated by the patient (or representative where appropriate) enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy.

Visiting Hours

General
11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Family Centered Care Unit
1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Critical Care and Cardiac Care Units
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Psychiatric Unit
Monday – Friday: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Weekends: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Patient Information Desk

Volunteers at the Information Desk will provide callers who ask for you by name with your room and phone number, unless you request at the time of admission that this information be withheld. Patient condition reports are not given. Out-of-town visitors may receive information on short-term accommodations at the Information Desk.

Parking & Transportation

Parking is available at the Hospital for reasonable rates.

The D6 and M4 Metro bus and the Number 23 Ride-On bus serve Sibley. Schedules are available at the Information Desk. There is a courtesy phone in the lobby with direct lines to taxicab companies.

Windows Café

Windows Café, our cafeteria, is located on the ground floor to the right as you exit the elevators.

Hours:

Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pizza, Soup, & Snacks: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

There is a vending area open 24 hours a day adjacent to the cafeteria with snacks, beverages and light meals.

Wireless Internet

Wireless internet access is available in Windows Café. The service is free and is provided for the convenience of patients, visitors and guests.

Purée

Puree
Purée juice

Purée, a 100% organic, raw vegan, fresh, cold-pressed juice bar is located in the lobby of Building B.

Hours: Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We strongly believe, and research substantiates our belief, that nutrition is a key component of overall health and disease prevention. We strive to ensure that our patients, visitors and staff are offered healthy—and delicious—food options, not only to please their palates, but their bodies as well.” —Richard O. Davis, Ph.D., president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Purée's mission to source organic, local ingredients directly aligns with Sibley's commitment to helping our community maintain a healthy and green lifestyle.

Coffee Kiosk

A Starbucks coffee kiosk is located in Building C, Level 1.

Hours: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

ATM

An ATM machine is located in Building C, Level 1 opposite the elevator and on the main floor to the right of the elevators.

Smoking: Tobacco-Free Campus

To promote the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in any area of the hospital or on the grounds. Medical treatment for nicotine addiction may be available through your physician.

Smoking cessation information:

DC Tobacco Free Families: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
American Lung Association: 1-800-586-4872