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Visiting Hours

General Visitation
12 to 8 p.m.

We encourage visiting with the established guidelines to help the patients get the rest they need. That means no more than two visitors at a time. This helps us keep noise levels low creating a more restful environment. Special arrangements are possible for out-of-town visitors, those unable to visit during scheduled times and other special conditions. Please contact a nurse for assistance.

Intensive Care, Main floor
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Open visitation after 8 p.m. is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, or Nurse Manager. Children younger than 14 years are not permitted in the ICU.

No more than two visitors at the bedside at any one time. Visitors are asked to check in at the Nurses Station prior to entering a patient room.

Acute Rehabilitation Unit 2nd floor, south end of the Medical Arts Building
12 to 8 p.m.

Special arrangements may be made for family participation in therapy sessions.

Surgery, Surgical Pavilion
Immediate family can visit at any time on the day of surgery.

Intermediate Care Unit, 2nd floor west
12 to 8 p.m.

Pediatrics, 4th floor east
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

One parent or special visitor is permitted to spend the night in the child's room.

Family Birthing Center, Main floor
12 to 8 p.m.

Observation of a delivery is limited by the mother's wishes and physician discretion. Three visitors may be in the room during labor at any one time. One person is allowed to stay 24 hours a day.

We understand the importance of family and visitors in aiding in a patient's recovery. For patients’ recovery, safety and comfort, we ask that you be as quiet as possible in hallways and while in the patient's room. At times, visitors may be asked to leave if staff must provide care at the bedside or if it is in the best interest of the patient. Patients have the right to choose who visits them, including, but not limited to, both different sex and same sex spouse or domestic partner, child, sibling, both different sex and same sex parents, family and friends. The patient also has the right to deny visitors at any time. 

SMMC Cafeteria Hours

The Waterfall Café
Hours: Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Break: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Limited Menu)
Dinner: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The hospitals of Community Healthcare System provide free wireless internet service to help our patients and visitors stay in touch. It's never been easier to chat with family, share photos of newborns, conduct business or get news and entertainment while you stay at one of our hospitals.

Wireless service is available in designated areas and visitor lounges throughout Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Because of equipment sensitivities, this service is not available in our critical care nursing units: Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Care, Neonatal Intensive Care and Neuroscience Intensive Care.

Wi-Fi service can be accessed by any internet enabled device or equipment by connecting to the CHS InTouch WiFi wireless network. Patients and their guests need to provide their own laptops and software; no printer service is available. Service is separate from any network used to transmit patient data. Technical support for Wi-Fi users is not provided by the hospitals.

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