Family & Visitor Information: Hospital Hours
Trinity Homes Implements Flu-Related Restrictions
(MINOT, ND)‚ÄĒ In response to the increase in flu activity in the region, Trinity Homes has implemented visitation restrictions effective immediately. The restrictions include:
- All visits to residents of the long-term care facility are suspended unless absolutely necessary.
- Children will not be permitted to visit during these restrictions.
‚ÄúDue to the vulnerability of Trinity Homes residents to influenza, we‚Äôre asking people not to visit for their health and for the health and safety of our residents,‚ÄĚ Lokken said. ‚ÄúSomeone can ‚Äėfeel healthy‚Äô and still expose their loved one to the virus. We hope that people will observe these restrictions until further notice.‚ÄĚ
Group activities within Trinity Homes, including groups coming in from the outside, have been temporarily suspended. In addition, staff is stepping up care precautions to help control and prevent transmission of the illness.
Trinity Health also reminds people to practice hand and cough hygiene by doing the following:
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
- Consider wearing a facemask to protect others if your cough/sneezing continues.
- Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face and rubbing your eyes.
HOSPITAL VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
(MINOT, ND)‚ÄĒTrinity Health officials are requesting the community‚Äôs cooperation to limit the spread of influenza in the region. As of January 12, 2018, Trinity has implemented visitation restrictions at both of its Minot hospital locations. According to the policy, the following restrictions are in effect until further notice:
- Visitation is confined to immediate family members only.
- Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit the hospital.
- People experiencing flu-like symptoms or colds should not visit any patient.
‚ÄúWe appreciate the community‚Äôs cooperation as we impose these restrictions,‚ÄĚ said Karen Zimmerman, Chief Nurse Officer. ‚ÄúWe apologize for the inconvenience to family members and friends, but this measure is a necessary precaution to protect our patients and to help prevent the spread of the flu.‚ÄĚ
Along with the restricted visitation, Trinity is providing masks at each hospital entrance and registration area for patients or others with flu-like symptoms who have a need to enter the hospital for care or for a purpose other than to visit patients.
Zimmerman says hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette are some of the best ways to avoid the flu:
- Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer,
- Avoid touching the face and eyes,
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze,
- Consider wearing a facemask to protect others if your cough/sneezing continues, and
- Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
General Visiting HoursTrinity Hospital and Trinity Hospital ‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs has flexible visiting hours based on patients‚Äô needs. Children are welcome but must have adult supervision at all times, however, they may not be left in the care of an adult patient. Alterations in visitation may be necessary for certain patients. Please check at the nurse‚Äôs station when those situations occur.
Many of our patients are susceptible to infection. Please report to the nurses‚Äô station before visiting if you have signs of flu, cold or have had exposure to tuberculosis, chicken pox or a recent oral polio vaccine.
Patients have a right to designate who is allowed to visit regardless of whether the visitor is a family member, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), or other type of visitor.
Special Care Areas Visiting Hours
Trinity Hospital Birth CenterVisiting hours are 2:30-4:30 p.m. & 7-8:30 p.m. Fathers, support people and siblings are welcome anytime.
Vist the nursery online by clicking BabyBytes
Trinity Hospital Intensive Care UnitImmediate family members only for a specified amount of time.
Trinity Hospital‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs Behavioral HealthVisiting hours are daily 6:30-8:30 p.m. plus Saturday 3:00-5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Trinity Hospital‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs Addiction ServicesVisiting hours are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
RehabCareDaily 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Patients are in therapy until 3:30 p.m. most days.
Inpatient Behavioral HealthMonday ‚Äď Friday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Trinity Addiction ServicesVisitation upon approval.
Food, Gifts & FlowersPatients often have diet restrictions ordered by their physician. Please check with nursing stations before delivering food gifts to patients. Patients in ICU are unable to receive flowers. Patients may receive flowers when transferred out of the unit. Balloons brought into Trinity Hospital, Trinity Hospital ‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs and Trinity Homes must be made of mylar material. Latex balloons, which may cause allergic reactions among staff and patients, are prohibited. Our Gift Shop offers mylar balloons for sale.
Elevators, Restrooms, Waiting AreasTrinity Hospital North Lobby elevators provide access to all patient floors and services. The South Lobby elevators provide access to all areas, except the first and third floors.
Public restrooms are adjacent to the south waiting areas on each patient floor. On the second floor they are north of the cafeteria and in the ICU waiting room. On the first floor they are west of the North Lobby elevators.
Waiting rooms throughout the hospital are located on each floor near the elevators and adjacent to the Intensive Care Unit, Radiology, and Admissions desk.
Trinity Hospital ‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs west front lobby elevators and the north elevator provide access to most patient floors and services. Restrooms and waiting areas are near the elevators on all floors.
Gift ShopThe Trinity Hospital Gift Shop, sponsored by the Trinity Auxiliary, has gifts, sundries, cards, flowers, and hand-made items. It is located on the second floor near the north bank of elevators. Hours are: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. E-Greeting is a quick and convenient way to send a special "Thinking of You" message to someone during his or her stay at Trinity Hospitals. E-Greeting will be printed in a card format and delivered to the patient by one of our wonderful volunteers. Click here send an E-Greeting.
AccommodationsArea hotels, motels and bed and breakfast facilities offer special rates for visiting family members of patients. For more information click here for a list, or stop by the Trinity Hospital admitting desk (1st floor, North Lobby) or call 5135. For a limited number of eligible family members, the Trinity Guest House is located across from Trinity Hospital at 415 S. Main Street. A contribution of $30 per night is requested of those staying at the Guest House. For more information about the Guest House and eligibility criteria, call 701-857-2008 between the hours of 9 a.m.‚Äď5 p.m. After hours call 857-5000 and have the House Supervisor paged.
Pastoral Care and Social ServicesA hospital chaplain is available 24 hours a day to provide emotional or spiritual support; dial ‚Äú0‚ÄĚ for assistance. Social services are available to all patients; contact a chaplain or a nurse for more information. Chapels: The chapels at Trinity Hospital and Trinity Hospital ‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs are located on the second floor of each facility and are always available for use by patients and family.
Trinity Hospital Cafeteria:Located on the second floor, is open from 6:15 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Vending Machines: Snack items, are available 24 hours a day, located near the cafeteria entrance, as well as an ATM located in the adjacent hallway.
Trinity Hospital ‚Äď St. Joseph‚Äôs Cafeteria:Located on the first floor, is open from 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Vending Machines: Snack items are available 24 hours a day, located near the cafeteria entrance, as well as an ATM in the 2nd floor lobby.
Smoking PolicyAs a healthcare organization, we have an obligation to provide a healthy environment for our patients, visitors and staff. Therefore, Trinity Health has established a tobacco-free policy affecting all of our buildings and grounds. Patients, visitors, employees, volunteers and medical staff are asked to refrain from using tobacco products on all Trinity-owned and leased property, including parking lots, green spaces, sidewalks and other outdoor areas.
TelephonesTelephones are provided in waiting areas and patient rooms.
Local Calls: Dial 9, then the number you are calling. Long Distance: Dial 0 and a Trinity operator will help you access a long distance operator. Calling cards are available in the Trinity Hospital Gift Shop for $5 or $10. Cell Phones: The use of cordless (cellular) phones is only allowed in public waiting areas (skywalks, waiting rooms, and main entrance lobbies) of Trinity Hospitals, and at a distance of at least 3 feet from any medical equipment in these public waiting areas.