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Patients & Visitors

We have policies and procedures in place to help you and your family work with our doctors, nurses and staff to get the most from your hospital stay. For a complete list of information, view our Patient Guide.

Free parking is available throughout the Madison Hospital campus. No unattended vehicles are allowed in the drop off areas at the main entrance or emergency department entrance.

Visiting Hours

General Medicine Units
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

One family member is encouraged to remain with the patient at all times. One additional person may visit during regular visiting hours. Supervised children may visit for a short period of time if they are mature enough to offer comfort to the patient.

Visitor Guidelines

We encourage visitors for emotional support and recovery. To provide a restful and safe environment, we ask that all visitors comply with the following guidelines:

  • Observe “No Visiting” and precaution signs before entering the room.
  • Please clean your hands upon entering the room.
  • Be considerate of other patients by keeping noise to a minimum, especially at night.
  • Refrain from visiting if you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease.
  • Do not smoke anywhere on Madison Hospital property.
  • Respect the patient’s privacy by leaving the room during tests or treatments if asked.
  • All visitors should remain in the patient room or in designated waiting areas. For patient comfort and safety, please keep the hallways clear.

Patients

Bring insurance card(s), driver's license, a list of all current medications, personal toiletries and night clothes for overnight stays. Do not bring valuables, jewelry or excessive cash with you. If absolutely necessary, valuables may be stored for safe keeping. We cannot be held responsible for any personal property kept in your room, including eyeglasses, dentures and clothing.

Smoking

Madison Hospital and all Huntsville Hospital Health System facilities and properties are tobacco free for the safety and comfort of our patients, visitors and staff.

Our Staff

During your stay, you will come in contact with physicians, nurses and other members of our team such as dietitians, physical therapists and lab technologists. Each staff member should be identified with a hospital badge. The staff at Madison Hospital wear color-coded uniforms so you can easily identify who is coming and going from your room. Nurses always wear olive-colored scrubs.