Visitor Information

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Visiting Policy

To protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff, the following visitation guidelines are in effect:

  • All visitors must complete and bring a copy of the Catholic Health Visitor Form.
  • Only two visitors per patient will be permitted to visit at a time;
  • Visitors must be age twelve and older, and those under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult;
  • Visiting hours are for inpatients only from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m daily;
  • All visitors will be required to complete a health screening (questions and temperature check), wear a face mask at all times, clean their hands with soap/water/hand sanitizer before entering and after leaving a patient room, and practice social distancing throughout the visit;
  • Maternity patients are permitted two visitors during their stay;
  • Emergency department patients may be accompanied by a visitor in the treatment room for a designated period of time based on the care team’s judgment;
  • Visitation is not permitted for patients receiving care on a restricted COVID unit, subject to end-of-life exceptions. Virtual visits are available for patients diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • Individuals are not permitted visitation if they have an active COVID-19 diagnosis; are under investigation for COVID-19; have been in contact with a person actively infected with COVID-19 within 10 days; are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms; or are otherwise under quarantine for any reasons relating to New York State COVID-related advisories.
  • Exceptions may be made to these guidelines for extenuating circumstances, such end-of-life visits or for patients with special needs (children, disabled individuals or those with cognitive impairments).

We reserve the right to alter or make exceptions to these guidelines at the discretion of our care team.

Visitors who do not comply, will be asked to leave.

Visitors will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Maternity Visitor Guidelines

With the presence of Coronavirus in Western New York, maternity visitation is limited to two visitors (not including a doula) during Labor and Delivery. Once on the Mother Baby Unit, two additional visitors may be named who can visit during visiting hours. All visitors will have to submit to a verbal health screening and temperature scan.

We understand how difficult it can be to not be able to a visit loved when they are in the hospital and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. These restrictions are in place to help limit the spread of Coronavirus in our community and protect the health and well-being of our patients and care staff. If you have a loved one in the hospital, you can be connected to their room phone by calling (716) 297-4800.

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Parking

There is no cost to park at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.

Free valet parking is available Monday - Friday from our Main (South) Lobby from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cars are parked in a designated area adjacent to the hospital. If you cannot retrieve your car until after 3:30 p.m., your keys are left with our security staff. Identification is required.

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Flower Deliveries

All local florists deliver to Mount St. Mary's Hospital. If you are ordering flowers for a patient, it is not necessary to include the room number, as the florist will stop at the front desk to confirm the recipient's name and room number before the delivery is made.

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Gift Shop

The Mount St. Mary’s gift shop, staffed by St. Francis Guild Auxiliary volunteers, is located in the main lobby.

The shop carries fresh flower arrangements, cards, magazines, toiletries, jewelry, candy, clothing, fashion accessories and other gifts.

Gift Shop Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Please note that our gift shop hours may vary based on volunteer availability. 

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Internet Access

Mount St. Mary’s offers free wireless internet access throughout the public areas of the hospital.

Most laptop computers will automatically locate the wireless network.

Wireless access is not protected. To avoid interception by other users, have current antivirus and firewall protection installed on your computer.

Staff members will not provide support for personal computers, nor will they be responsible for any changes made to your computer settings in order to connect to the wireless network. 

Hospital patients and families using their own computers must abide by the hospital’s Acceptable Use Policy, Standards of Conduct, and any other applicable policies. These policies are available by calling 298-2146.

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Food Options

Cafeteria

The cafeteria, located in the basement (right off the main elevators), is open for the purchase of hot meals.

The cafeteria serves hot meals during the following hours:

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: Monday - Friday, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Fenton’s Cafe

Fenton’s is located in the hospital main lobby and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located on the ground floor adjacent to the cafeteria.

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Patient Representative

If you have any concerns about hospital policies, procedures, or personnel, or if anything occurs during your visit which you would like to share with someone, please ask to see a patient advocate by calling (716) 298-2017.

 

Patient Experience

For those who would like to discuss concerns about a recent visit and are no longer in the hospital, please call (716) 923-1885.

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