Visiting Desert Springs Hospital
COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
Consistent with community efforts around social distancing to limit the exposure to individuals who may have contracted COVID-19 but are at that time asymptomatic, we have revised our Visitation Policies to help protect our patients and their loved ones.
Visitors are welcome at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center during established hours. If the established times pose a problem for you, the Nurse Manager on each unit may be able to assist in providing alternative times. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed on the floors. Limiting the number of visitors to two at a time provides a more comfortable environment for everyone. Visiting hours are as follows:
- ICU/CCU:11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Maximum of two visitors at a time. Fresh flowers not permitted in ICU/CCU.
- Surgical Unit, Intermediate Care Unit, Medical Units: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Main entrance doors open at 5 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., visitors must use the Emergency entrance. Plaza II main entrance closes at 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., visitors must use the southwest back entrance.
Patient Visitation Rights
All patients (or their support person, where appropriate) shall have the right, subject to his or her consent, to receive the visitors whom he or she designates, including, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member, or a friend, and the patient (or their support person, where appropriate) shall have the right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time; (2) patient visitation rights shall not be restricted, limited or otherwise denied on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability; 3) all visitors shall enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences.
The Gift Shop is located in our main lobby on the first floor. The Gift Shop has a selection of cards, flowers, candy and assorted gifts, as well as books and magazines for purchase. The Gift Shop is managed by the hospital's Volunteer Auxiliary which donates funds to local charities, organizations and sponsors the employee scholarship program. The Gift Shop hours are:
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - Noon
Cafeteria Hours and Vending
The cafeteria is open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. - midnight.
The cafeteria grill is closed Monday through Friday from 2 - 3 p.m. and on weekends from 2:30 - 3 p.m., but the cafeteria is still open during those hours for sandwiches, drinks, snacks, etc.
Located in Admitting Hallway of the Main Lobby, offers gourmet coffee, beverages, snacks and cold food. Hours: 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. seven days a week.
Snack and beverage vending machines are also located on the first floor near Admitting and on the second floor near the surgery waiting area.
A hospital stay can affect more than your physical well-being, it can affect your emotional, social and spiritual well-being, as well. Desert Springs Hospital has quiet rooms available and a chapel on the second floor. Books on spiritual healing and guidance are available, as well as other uplifting reading materials. Volunteers can assist in scheduling patient visitations with clergy. A listing of clergy is located at the Guest Services desk.
We offer sign language interpreters and other resources to aid patients who are hearing impaired.
Interpreters are also available for non-English speaking patients. If we cannot provide you an in-house interpreter, we have access to language services.
Please talk to a nurse or dial 0 for the hospital operator if you need to arrange these services for a loved one in the hospital.