- My husband was always allowed in to the exams rooms with me.
- I had a private room. The post cardiac surgery rooms are all private. I asked about the private suites, my surgeon was not willing to let me stay up there.
- I was in ICU for 2 days. My husband was by my side for almost the entire 2 days other than when he stepped out to get something to eat or went to shower. They actually had the most lax ICU visitation rules of any hospital I've ever been in.
- I have been in the waiting rooms. There are comfortable upholstered chairs and if I recall correctly, there may even be an area with recliners, but I'll have to check with my husband on that. It is a really large room, and obviously, it is more busy in the morning as they are getting everyone off to surgery, so I imagine it could be a little loud and bustling then, but it definitely was not loud the couple of times I was in there. There are a couple of tv's in there, but they are spread out and not loud and blaring in the whole room. I'm sure they could direct her to a nice quiet area to sit and wait. They are very accommodating there, I'm sure they'll help her out. They will not let you check into your room before hand because you will be going to ICU afterwards and it's not really a "room". At some point in the whole process (I can't remember when exactly) they took my husband on a tour and showed him where he would be waiting, where I would be and where ICU was, etc.
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