Visitor Information

Intensive Care Units

Visiting arrangements will be made upon admission to the ICUs. The medical and nursing staff retain the right to limit visitors based on the clinical status of the individual patient and the overall status of the unit. The preferred maximum number of visitors within a room at one time is two.


Should you require surgery, comfortable waiting rooms for your family are located near the surgery suite, and a hostess is on duty to keep them informed of your condition.


If you want a family member or friend to stay overnight to be near your bedside, you may rent a cot (if you are in a private room) or, in some cases, the adjacent hospital bed in a semiprivate room. Ask your nurse to make the arrangements for you.

Food Services

Cafe Sparks, located in the basement, features appetizing meals at reasonable prices for the convenience of family members.

Daily serving hours are:

  • Breakfast:  6 – 10 a.m.
  • Grill "Made to Order" and Salad Bar: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch:   10:30 a.m.  – 2 p.m.
  • Grill "Made to Order" and Salad Bar: 2 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Dinner:  4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Main Vending

A comfortable vending area, amply supplied with vending items, is open around the clock. It is located in the basement on the south side, across the hall from Cafe Sparks and is easily accessible from the main public elevators.

Outtakes Coffee Bar

The Outtakes Coffee Bar is located near the lobby by the Main Entrance. It offers Starbucks brand coffee, cappuccino and other beverages, as well as several food items such as muffins, bagels and croissants.

Outtakes Hours:

  • Monday-Friday:  6:30 a.m.  – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday:  8 a.m.  – 1 p.m.


Parking for visitors is conveniently located in lots near the Medical Center's Main Entrance. The lots are well lit and regularly checked by the security staff. However, Sparks is not responsible for damage to vehicles or property stolen from cars parked on the lots.

Free valet service is also available to all patients and visitors at our Main Entrance from 7 a.m.  – 5 p.m., Monday  – Friday.