MASON CITY -- Beginning Monday, December 20, Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa will be extending its visiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visitors after 9:00 p.m. will need to access the East Campus through the Emergency Department (ED), as all other doors will be locked. Once in the ED, associates will need to verify approval with the unit staff. Mercy Security will then escort all approved visitors to the elevator or stairwell.
"Eventually, all visitors will be given a sticker that will display their name, the unit they are visiting and the date of the visit," said Bruce Lange, Director of Mercy Support Services. "Establishing these extended visitor hours and new guidelines will promote a safer and more secure environment for our patients, their families, friends and our own associates."