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For Your Visitors

Staying Overnight with Patients

It is sometimes necessary for someone to stay overnight with a patient. Please check with your nurse to obtain a visitor's badge. If you are coming in after 9 p.m., you must enter through the main front entrance and stop at the Information Desk to obtain a visitor's badge. Heart & Vascular Institute visitors must obtain a visitor's badge from the nurse manager on duty. Identifying after-hours visitors helps ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone in the hospital. Should you have a concern about the patient's condition at anytime while staying with a patient, press the nurse call button to inform the nurse.

Sunshine Gift Shop

The Volunteer Board of University Health operates the Sunshine Gift Shop for your convenience, offering everything from fresh flowers and plants to cards, balloons, gifts and personal items. Magazines and paperback books also are available in the Shop, located in the main lobby of the hospital. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunshine Gift Shop items are also available online and telephone orders are accepted during hours of operation at 706/774-2206.


Celebrations!, a gift shop in the W. G. Watson Women's Center, is a Volunteer Board project featuring gifts for newborns and their families and supplies and apparel for nursing mothers. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The shop may be reached at 706/774-2211.

Newborn Photos

Bella Baby Photography has partnered with University Hospital to bring beautiful newborn photos to the W.G. Watson Women's Center. A professional Bella Baby photographer will stop in to see you the day after your delivery. This is a free service and the easiest and most beautiful way to introduce your baby to family and friends. There is no obligation to buy, so enjoy a little pampering before you go home.

Remembrance Fund

University Health Care Foundation provides many opportunities to make gifts both large and small, which in turn make available services that otherwise might not be possible. Thoughtful gifts celebrating a birth, commemorating a death or simply saying "thank you" to a helpful employee may be made using the envelopes displayed outside each visitor elevator. For more information on other Foundation giving programs, including permanent endowments and special events, please contact the Foundation at 706/667-0030.

Reviewed: 12-3-10
Updated: 12-3-10



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