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100 Hospital Drive, Pender, NE 68047 | Main: (402) 385-3083 | Nurses Station: (402) 385-4066

The Vision of the PCH District is to be the
Best Place to Get Care and the Best Place to Give Care.

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Visitor Information


Visitors are encouraged to visit friends and family members. You might want to check with the admissions or the main desk prior to visiting to make sure your visit occurs at the most appropriate time.

General Visitor Information

Visitors are encouraged to visit friends and family members. Visiting hours are open but we encourage you to check with the nurses station prior to visiting to make sure your visit occurs at the most appropriate time. For the safety of our staff and patients, the front lobby doors automatically close at 5:00 p.m. and are closed all day Saturday and Sunday. We ask that all patients/visitors enter and exit through the Emergency Entrance doors during this time.

New Mothers and Babies

We know that new parents like to share their joy with family and friends. For the protection of the newborns, visitors should be limited and should be free from colds and infection. Thorough handwashing is required prior to family members touching or holding the new baby.

We ask that visitors come at a convenient time for them, as well as when the new mother is feeling well and rested. Fathers are welcome anytime.

Intensive/Coronary Care

Due to the critical nature of patients in the intensive/coronary care unit, visiting hours are not limited to specific hours during the day or night. Immediate family members only are allowed in the unit. The number of visitors should not exceed two at any time. Short visits (5 minutes or so) are usually best. The number of visitors and length and frequency of visits will be subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the intensive/coronary care unit.

Condition Reports

Any personal information about the patient's diagnosis and treatment must come from the physician. This information is only available to member of the patient's immmediate family who have the patient's permission to receive it.

Visitor Guidelines

Following are some general guidelines for visitors to remember:

Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms, or anywhere in the hospital.

Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirt and shoes.

People with colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.

Visits should be kept short.

Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.

Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop, located in the front lobby, is open during Business Office hours (Weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Gift Shop items may be purchased by contacting the receptionist at the Business Office.