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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie

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Visiting a Patient 

At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie we know that families and caregivers play a vital role in the support and care of our patients and look forward to having you as a partner in care.  We've provided some frequently asked questions for you as you plan your visit.

Where will I sleep while I'm staying with a patient at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie?

Each patient room is equipped with a chair that makes into a bed.  The nursing staff will be happy to assist you in making the bed and providing linens for you.

What are the general guidelines for visiting patients?

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit, below are some general tips to remember.

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie is a smoke-free campus and therefore smoking is not permitted in patient rooms or anywhere on our campus.
  • People with colds, sore throats, or flu like symptoms should not visit.
  • Shirts and shoes are required.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
  • Access to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie is limited after 9 p.m.  Should a caregiver or family member need to come to, or leave the hospital after 9 p.m., you will need to enter and exit through the emergency department.  
  • For visitors wishing to visit an ICU patient - Due to space constraints, circumstances may arise for choices to be made in limiting the number of visitors at the beside to ensure that safe, quality, compassionate care is being delivered.  Staff will work closely with families and patients when needing to limit visitors. 
May I bring food, flowers and gifts to the patient? 

Many of our patients are on a restricted diet or susceptible to infection while they are in our care. Because of this, it is very important that you ask the nurse if it is appropriate to bring food and drink, gifts and flowers to the patient.