Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at Adventist Medical Center, and, in order to enhance the quality of care, visiting guidelines have been established.
- Adventist Medical Center is a smoke-free facility. A designated smoking shelter is available outside the emergency department.
- Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear shirts and shoes
- People with colds, sort throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients
- Visits should be kept short
- Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient
- Our facility is a Latex Free Facility. If you would like to bring balloons for a patient, please make sure they are mylar balloons.
- No animals, other than service animals (seeing eye dogs, etc.) are allowed in the hospital.
- When trying to contact a patient, please call the hospital switchboard at 503-257-2500, or dial "0" from a hospital phone. You will need to give the patient's full name when you call.
Adventist Medical Center locks its front doors at 9:30 p.m. and reopens them at 5 a.m. daily. If a visitor wishes to gain access to the hospital after-hours, they must enter through the Emergency Department entrance, located on SE Main Street. Once inside, go to the end of the hall and pick up the phone to talk with Telecommunications. They will contact the department requested to verify that the patient has authorized visitation. Entrance may be denied if the patient's nurse feels it is necessary.
Visiting hours in various departments may differ from the general hospital visitation hours. Please check with the nurses' station to verify when to visit patients.
Entering the Hospital After-Hours
If a visitor wishes to gain access to the hospital after-hours, they must enter through the Emergency Department. The admitting representative will call the department that the visitor intends to go, to verify that the patient has authorized visitation. Entrance may be denied if the patient's nurse feels it is necessary.
Gifts for Patients
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients. Please check with the nurse to make sure your gift is appropriate. On the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), please check with the unit regarding any gifts for patients.
Any personal information about patient diagnosis and treatment must come from the physician, and this information is only available to the members of the immediate family who have been designated to receive it.
There are specially designated lounge areas for visitors on each patient floor and on the main floor in the lobby. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the Critical Care Units, the Emergency Department and Surgery. During certain hours, a member of our Volunteer Department is on duty in the surgery waiting room to keep family members informed about the progress of surgery.
The hospital cafeteria is on the lower level, past the Atrium. Open Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 7:15 pm; Friday, 6:30 am - 6:30 pm; weekends and holidays, 6:30 - 8:30 am, 11:15 am - 1:15 pm, and 4:45 - 6:30 pm.
Family members or friends visiting a patient can go to the cafeteria, buy a meal there and take it back to the patient’s room.
The Garden Café serves only vegetarian meals, this includes dairy products and eggs.
The LivingWell Bistro is the newest dining option at Adventist Medical Center. Located in the Pavilion, the LivingWell Bistro features local organic sustainable foods bursting with flavor. The Bistro is an entirely plant-based (vegan) dining option.