ICU / PCU Family Waiting Area
At Jupiter Medical Center, we recognize the important role family and friends
take in the recovery of our patients. Just like you, our number one priority
is their health and safety. We will do our best to care for your loved
one with dignity, compassion, professionalism and warmth. Thank you for
placing your trust in us.
Communication Is Vital
We encourage you to turn to us if you have any questions or concerns. Our
goal is to make sure everyone is well informed about the condition of
your loved one. We find this works best when a spokesperson is designated
as the primary contact between the ICU/PCU team and the patient’s
loved ones. The ICU/PCU team will provide updates to this spokesperson
who can then communicate the information to everyone concerned.
Your loved one needs adequate rest on the road to recovery. We observe
a quiet time between 1 and 4 p.m. daily. You may sit quietly with the
patient or refrain from visiting during this time. Although we do not
have official visiting hours, we ask that you do not visit during our
shift change. This enables the exchange of your loved one's personal
health information without a HIPPA violation.
Quiet Hours: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
No visiting hours during shift change: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Please adhere to the following while visiting your loved one:
- Our ICU/PCU patients are particularly susceptible to the spread of infection,
so we ask that you thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water every
time you enter the patient’s room. This is the best way to prevent
the spread of infection. If you have a cough, fever, runny nose, or rash,
the best thing you can do for your loved one is avoid entering the ICU/PCU.
- Only two visitors (immediate family or significant other) at one time are
permitted at the patient’s bedside. Also, please minimize personal
belongings. This will avoid overwhelming the patient and will allow for
necessary equipment & maneuverability within the room.
- It is our duty to protect the privacy of all our patients, so we ask that
all visitors please remain in their family member’s room during
visits, and refrain from roaming the hallway. If you need to use the telephone,
please do so from the ICU/PCU Family Waiting Room. We have provided telephones
for visitor use if needed. Phones at the nurses’ desk must remain
available to nursing and physician staff.
- Please do not give our patients food or drink without the nurse’s
consent. They may be on a special diet, or have tests or procedures scheduled
that require your loved one to avoid eating or drinking for a period of
time. You may bring covered drinks only for your own consumption. No food please.
- Flowers and/or live plants are not permitted. Due to the sensitive nature
of the patients in the ICU/PCU, allergies might be an issue.
- There is a call button located on the handheld device attached to the patient’s
bed. Use the call button to reach staff if you feel your loved one needs
For Your Comfort
The ICU/PCU Family Waiting Room is located on the second floor just outside
the ICU entrance. It provides a comfortable and quiet place for everyone
to regroup and relax, and is accommodated with wireless internet access,
reading materials, a television, comfortable sitting areas, and telephone access.
The cafeteria is located on the first floor of the Florence A. De George Pavilion and
is open 7 days a week. Breakfast (expect for Saturdays & Sundays),
lunch and dinner are served daily. Fresh salad bar, soups and sandwiches,
hot entress with heart healthy selections available daily.
- Contact Us
Please call one of the following numbers with any questions: