Flu Season Visiting Hours

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 18, Silver Cross Hospital will implement the following temporary visiting restrictions to protect our patients, visitors, and staff as required by recent alerts from the Illinois Department of Public Health. NO VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT.

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Visiting Hours & Policies

At Silver Cross Hospital, we welcome visitors and realize visits from friends and loved ones are essential to your recovery. Below are our general visiting hours, as well as visiting hours and policies for special hospital units.

General Visiting Hours

• 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Any visitor approved by charge nurse to stay overnight must be over 18 years old.

• Children may visit in non-isolation rooms if supervised by an adult who is not the patient.

• All visitors must follow isolation guidelines; children under 12 may not go into an isolation room. Children 12 and over may visit in an isolation room if supervised by an adult who is not the patient.

Intensive Care Unit Hours

• 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Any visitor approved by charge nurse to stay overnight must be over 18 years old.

• Number of visitors—3 per room.

• No children under 12 years old may visit. Children 12 and over may visit if supervised by an adult who is not the patient.

• All visitors, including children over 12, must follow isolation guidelines.

Women and Infants Services

Labor Room: Open visiting for father/support person during labor. Two support people may be present at the delivery. Maximum of 3 visitors allowed in Labor room, including support person.

Children: Only siblings of new baby allowed in Labor/Delivery.


There is open visiting for the fathers and significant others. General visiting for mother/baby is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Children are welcome to visit during general visiting in the company of an adult who is not the patient. No children are allowed to spend the night visiting on Mother-Baby.

Special Care Nursery

Open visiting for the parents of the baby. In special circumstances, other visitors will be allowed at the discretion of the charge nurse. Grandparents may visit as long as a banded parent support person is present. Siblings 12 and older are allowed to visit in special care nursery.

Visiting will be restricted during nursery report times: 5:45 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and during times of emergency situations for patient confidentiality.


Parents of Pediatric patients are welcome at all times. Children under age 18 are prohibited from spending the night.

Use of electronic devices and recording devices is strictly prohibited without the consent of the individual, patient or staff member.

Patient Safety Notice/Plants and Balloons

In following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, our hospital prohibits patients, staff, and visitors from bringing in latex balloons and poinsettia plants as they both may cause allergic reactions in some people.

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Contact Us

For more information about visiting hours, call 815-300-1100.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.