H1N1 (Swine Flu) Alert
To protect the health of our patients and employees, St. Joseph Hospital
is strictly enforcing public health agency recommendations to prevent
the spread of H1N1 (Swine Flu).
If you have:
- Sore throat
- New cough
You will not be allowed to visit any patient. Thank you for helping us
protect our valued patients and employees.
Hospitals are a place for treatment, rest and recovery. Patients need a
quiet, healing environment to recover. Please observe the following:
Cell phones are an appropriate form of communication but must be turned
off in certain locations. These areas include our Critical Care Units,
(CV-ICU, MICU, SICU), Cardiac/Renal Unit, Medical Telemetry Unit, Surgical
areas (CV-OR, CV-PACU, CV-Pre-Op, Main OR, Main SPU and Main PACU), Surgery
Center (3rd floor St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pavilion) and the Behavioral
Health Unit. If you have a cell phone on your person in one of these areas,
please turn it off. A cell phone that is turned on is just as hazardous
as if you actually use the phone to call someone. Observe posted signs
as cell phones may interfere with patient care equipment. If visiting
the above areas, please use lobby waiting or outdoor areas to use your
phone. Please be considerate of others when using your cell phone.
As a leading healthcare provider in our community, St. Joseph Hospital
is dedicated to creating a healing environment for our patients. A smoke-free
patient environment supports this mission and enables us to provide the
highest quality, safest healthcare possible. Therefore all patients (except
those in our Behavioral Health Services unit) are not permitted to smoke
anywhere in the hospital or on hospital property.
Special Services Available for Family and Guests
An ATM is located in the St. Joseph Hospital Cafeteria located in the basement.
An ATM is also located in the St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pavilion.
Family and Guest Meal Service
Meals for your family and guests are available either in the Cafeteria
(located in the basement of the hospital), or at the Plaza Café,
located on the first floor of the St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pavilion.
Family and guests may also order from the Room Service Dining On Request
menu for a fee of $5 per breakfast, $7 per lunch and $9 per dinner. Cash
will be collected at the time of service.
Hours of Operation:
Cafeteria: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Plaza Café: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday only
As a not-for-profit charitable organization, St. Joseph Hospital’s
mission of providing compassionate, high-quality health care is sustained
through philanthropic support from our patients, their families, and others
in our community. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to support
the hospital’s greatest needs or you may designate your gift to
a special program (such as the Cancer Center or Heart Center). For more
information on how you can make a difference in the lives of others, call
the St. Joseph Foundation at (714) 347-7900.
St. Joseph Hospital Wishing Well Gift Shop, located in the main lobby, is stocked with stationery, toiletries, snacks,
magazines, newspapers and other gift items. The Wishing Well Gift Shop
is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Call for holiday hours.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. A smaller gift shop is located
in the lobby of the St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Pavilion.
Muth Healing Garden
The Muth Healing Garden, located on the 2nd floor of Building 2, is a quiet
place for respite available to all visitors. Enjoy the outdoor air, trees,
flowers and gentle waterfall. The Muth Healing Garden is open from 7 a.m.
to 10 p.m. There is no smoking, eating or cell phone usage permitted in
Newspapers are available in the Wishing Well Gift Shop, located in the
hospital’s main lobby.
Parking is located in the parking structure on the hospital campus and
can be accessed from W. Stewart Drive. Click
here for a campus map.
TDD for Hearing Impaired
St. Joseph Hospital provides services for hearing-impaired patients. The
hospital TDD number is (714) 744-8624.
St. Joseph Hospital provides Valet Parking Services for patients, visitors,
and physicians. The optional valet program is located at the patient drop-off
area on Stewart Drive. There is a flat-rate charge for this service.
The hospital also provides a Tram Service for those who do not wish to
participate in the Valet program. The Tram Service is most beneficial
for those who experience difficulty walking from the parking structure
to the hospital, or to and from outpatient buildings on campus. Contact
the Security Services Department at (714) 771-8050 for details.
Vending machines are located in the hospital basement (adjacent to the
Cafeteria) and in the waiting room in the Emergency Department. There
are also vending machines in the family waiting areas on the 3rd and 4th
floor of Building 2.
Visiting Hours and Guidelines
- A maximum of two visitors (three in a private room) may be with the patient
at one time.
- The patient lounge or the hospital lobby is used by visitors while waiting
to visit a patient.
- Visitation hours are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. One visitor may be allowed
to spend the night. Please discuss with the patient’s caregiver.
- For health reasons, it is recommended that children under 2 years of age
remain at home unless there are special circumstances. Please discuss
these circumstances with your nurse.
- Children of any age cannot be left unattended on the hospital campus.
- Visitors coming to the Intensive Care and Critical Care units should obtain
prior approval by phone from the waiting room or main lobby.
- Other than visitors to Obstetrical Units, children under 12 years of age
are not permitted.
- Children under 12 are not permitted in MICU, SICU and CVICU.
- Only siblings are allowed on Obstetrical Units.
- Any siblings with illness, or symptoms of communicable disease will not
- Children are allowed to visit as long as they are healthy and attended
by an adult at all times.
- Friends or family members who have a cold, sore throat or sickness of any
kind are not allowed to visit.
- No living plants, flowers or items with moss are allowed on the unit at
any time. These items carry fungus and bacteria, which can be harmful
to our patients.
Behavioral Health Unit:
- Visitation hours are between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
Wayfinding kiosks are located in key areas around our campus. Patients
and visitors can search for departments, services, physicians and major
off-campus services, such as banks, restaurants, churches and more. Maps
can be printed for your convenience.