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Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

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Visitor Information

Ascension welcomes family and friends of our patients. We’ve provided the information below to help make your visit convenient and comfortable.

To help stem the spread of respiratory illnesses, we ask that visitors not visit patients if they have:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Had COVID-19 in the past 10 days

Visitation currently is limited to those who are 12 or older, except the NewLife Center at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph, where the minimum age to visit is now 18.

If you have questions, please speak with the patient’s nurse. Thanks for your support and cooperation in keeping everyone safe! If visiting a shared patient room, please respect the other patient's privacy.

Parents as visitors

You are welcome to spend as much time as you'd like with your child during his or her stay at the hospital. Parents or grandparents can usually stay overnight in the child's room and a limited number of parent sleep rooms are available. Ask the nursing staff for details.

Ascension Via Christi is tobacco-free, inside and out

For the better health of our patients, visitors and employees Ascension Via Christi Hospitals are tobacco-free, inside and out. Please refrain from smoking anywhere on our grounds, including on sidewalks and curbs or in parking areas.

Silence helps healing

Did you know that hospital noise is one of the top patient and visitor complaints nationwide? Quiet hospital environments help healing and promote patient and visitor satisfaction.

That’s not surprising given the growing body of research suggesting noise can:

  • Slow the healing process
  • Increase stress and anxiety levels in patients, visitors and staff
  • Cause patients to lose up to two hours of sleep each night
  • Increase heart rates, blood pressure, respiratory rates and cortisol levels

We ask that visitors please be respectful of our patients and refrain from making loud noises while in our facilities.