Patients and Visitors

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At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital our goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, families, visitors and staff. We believe in Patient and Family Centered Care and our staff are empowered to partner and assist families to help ensure that your needs are met throughout your child’s hospital stay. Given the flu season and the continuous threat of infection for COVID-19 in the community, our visitation policy will include monitoring respiratory trends within the community for guidance on visitation practices. Please see our current visitation policy.

For the safety of patients and healthcare personnel. Anyone with signs/symptoms of sore throat, fever, chills, cold, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other illness should not visit patients in the hospital. We understand these visitor restrictions may be frustrating and inconvenient. Please be assured they are not permanent and will be updated as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Important Update: Pre-procedural Testing

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking necessary precautions to keep all patients, families and visitors at our hospitals safe.
For your safety we are requiring patients having a procedure under anesthesia or sedation to have a COVID-19 test prior to your hospital visit.

Find out more about this requirement and where to have the test.


Tobacco-free Campus

Memorial Healthcare System is tobacco-free. This is a fundamental reflection of our system wide commitment to improving the health of the community we serve.

Employees, patients, members of the medical staff, family members and visitors, contractors, vendors, volunteers, students and tenants of Memorial medical office buildings are all included in this program designed to help enhance our healing environment.

Tobacco use – including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes – is prohibited on all campuses and in all vehicles at all Memorial sites. Nicotine replacement therapy is available for purchase in the Outpatient Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies and/or Gift Shops throughout Memorial Healthcare System. To offer support and resources, Memorial has partnered with the Nova Southeastern University AHEC Quit Smoking Now program. For details, please call 954-262-1588.