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Preparing For Your Visit

Visitors are asked to be considerate of any roommate when they visit a patient. Anyone with a cold, respiratory infection, or other contagious disease, should postpone their visit so as not to spread the illness to patients.

Parking

Parking for patients and visitors is available at both the Main Lobby Entrance and the Emergency Care Center (ECC) Entrance.

Valet Parking

Curbside Valet ServiceIn an effort to better accommodate patients and visitors, Sturdy Memorial offers convenient curbside valet service at its Emergency Care Center (ECC) entrance. Uniformed parking attendants welcome patients and visitors at the entrance to the ECC, then park their cars in an exclusive valet parking area. If a patient's or visitor's appointment is closer to the Main Lobby Entrance, the attendant will drop the patient or visitor off before parking the car. At the conclusion of their visits to the Hospital, patients and visitors should go the ECC lobby or the Main Lobby with their valet tickets so that the attendant can retrieve their vehicles. The valet service is FREE to all patients and visitors, and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Refreshments

Refreshments can be found in the Cafeteria on the Ground Floor, which is open from 6 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. You can also find a vending area in the Emergency Care Center, also located on the 1st Floor. No food or beverages are allowed in the Main Lobby waiting area.

Calling From Home

Patients may make phone calls from their rooms any time, but may only receive calls between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. If you know the extension number of the patient, you may call directly by dialing (508) 236 + Ext. #. If you do not know the patient's extension, you may call (508) 236-8555 and the Information Desk representative can connect you.

Flower and Balloon Policy

For the safety and comfort of our patients, Sturdy Memorial Hospital has established a flower and balloon policy. All flowers, plants and other gifts (i.e: gift baskets) should first be brought to the Information Desk. All flower arrangements must be delivered in some type of vase, since nursing stations are not equipped with these items. Live or fresh-cut evergreens are not permitted due to their flammable nature. Loose or free-flowing balloon bouquets are also not permitted. However, one single balloon (up to 18" in diameter) is permitted, as long as it is tied to, or weighted with an anchor (i.e.: a candy jar or stuffed animal). For a copy of the complete Flower and Balloon Policy, ask at the Information Desk.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited within the confines of Sturdy Memorial Hospital at all times and anywhere on the exterior grounds with the exception of one designated smoking area. All other areas, including public entrances, are non-smoking. Visitors who wish to smoke while at the Hospital will be directed to their cars or to the designated smoking area.

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VISITING HOURS

Visitors are Limited to Two at a Time

Please note specific visiting hours with some age and visitor restrictions by clinical area. To protect patients, staff, and visitors, those not seeking care who have a fever, cough, or are exhibiting flu-like and/or respiratory illness symptoms will NOT be allowed to visit. We urge people to reconsider bringing children in to visit as we don't want to expose them to flu or other illnesses and cannot guarantee their protection.

Emergency Department
Visitors accompanying patients limited to one person. Excluding patients, anyone visiting who is not seeking care and is exhibiting flu-like and/or respiratory illness symptoms will be encouraged to go home.

Intensive Care
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Immediate family only. Children under 14 are not allowed to visit; there may be circumstances when no visitors are allowed.

Maternity
1 - 8 p.m.
The patient’s significant other will be allowed 24 hour visitation.

Medical/Surgical
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pediatrics
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Parents anytime

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Directions

Sturdy Memorial Hospital
211 Park Street
P.O. Box 2963
Attleboro, MA 02703-0963
(508) 222-5200

Map

From the Boston Area: Route 95 south to Exit 5 (North Attleboro). Left and follow to lights on North Main Street (Route 152). Right on North Main and follow to traffic light/Park Street. Left onto Park Street (Route 118). Straight on Park to HOSPITAL.

From the Providence Area: Route 95 north to Exit 3 (Attleboro). Right to South Avenue (Route 123). Left at second lights onto County Street (Route 123). Follow County to Park Street (Route 118). Straight on Park to HOSPITAL.

From Interstate 295: Follow Route 295 north to Route 95 south to Exit 3 (Attleboro). Follow Providence area directions above.

From Interstate 495 (North or South): Follow Interstate 495 to Exit 10 (Norton). Follow Route 123 west to Attleboro Center. Follow signs around island to Park Street (Route 118). Straight on Park to HOSPITAL.

From Rehoboth: Take Route 118 north to Emory Street (one way intersection). Follow Emory to Brook Street. Left on Brook to Park Street (Route 118). Left on Park to HOSPITAL.

From Route 140 (North and South): Turn onto Route 123 (Norton Center). Follow Route 123 west to Attleboro Center. Follow signs around island to Park Street (Route 118). Straight on Park to HOSPITAL.

From Seekonk: Take Route 152 north to Attleboro Center. Right onto Park Street (Route 118). Follow Park straight to HOSPITAL.

Additional directions are available by calling (508) 236-8858.

Take Your Health Into Your Clean Hands

Hand Hygiene

Proper hand hygiene can keep you healthy. It is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness, including cold and flu viruses. Follow these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help keep you and others healthy.

When To Wash Hands

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • After using the restroom
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal or animal waste
  • After touching garbage
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound

How To Wash Hands

Wash your hands with soap and warm running water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Rinse well and dry your hands with a clean towel, or air dry them. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer by rubbing the product all over the surfaces of your hands and fingers until they are dry. Hand sanitizers are not effective when hands are visibly dirty.

Ask Others To Wash Their Hands

Sturdy Memorial Hospital educates staff and performs regular audits to ensure compliance in proper hand hygiene. Patients are encouraged to ask Hospital staff, as well as family members and visitors, if they have washed their hands.

Cough/Sneeze Etiquette

To help stop the spread of germs and illness such as the flu, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not your hands; put your used tissue in the wastebasket; and clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.

For more information about hand washing, visit the CDC's Clean Hands Saves Live page by clicking here.