For patient and associate safety, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
has recently implemented a new process for visitors to the Labor and
Delivery unit, which is located on the third floor of the hospital.
Upon admission, each patient is given up to five visitor armbands
to distribute to family and friends at her own discretion. Only visitors
wearing armbands will be allowed in the restricted areas of the Labor and
Delivery unit. A waiting room is available near the Labor and Delivery
unit for other visitors. While a waiting room is available, we encourage
visitors to visit new moms once they have delivered their baby and
moved to a postpartum room on the hospital’s seventh floor. This allows
new moms time to recover after the birth of their baby. Once patients are
moved to a postpartum room, the number of visitors allowed is not limited
unless requested by the patient, physician or hospital staff.