Visiting Hours and Overnight Visitation
At the South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital, we encourage the participation of visitors and family members as an important part of making your stay as comfortable as possible. In order to accomplish this goal, the following visitation guidelines are in place. Unrestricted visiting 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. After 10:00 PM one visitor over the age of 18 is allowed to stay in the room with the patient to assist the patient. If you are assigned a semi-private room and there is another patient in the room, unfortunately, no visitors will be allowed to stay the night. At anytime that the nursing staff feels the care of the patient is compromised, visitation will be limited. No children will be allowed to stay in the room unsupervised.
Visitors with infectious diseases, particularly upper respiratory infections, should not visit post-operative patients because of the risk of surgical wound infections. We can supply masks and other protective equipment for short visits. If your visitor does have symptoms of an infection, please consult the nurse for advice regarding visitation. For the security of our patients and staff, the hospital's public entrances are locked after 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and all weekend. Visitors should be asked to use monitored entrance adjacent to the Emergency Room after that time.
For your protection, and that of your visitors, patient restrooms are for use by patients only. There are public restrooms throughout the hospital for visitors and staff.
Flowers and Gifts
Flowers and other gifts may be delivered directly to your room by visitors or may be at the hospital's main reception desk (Or Emergency Room reception desk after 5:00pm.) We will gladly ensure that they are promptly delivered to patients in the surgical or post anesthesia recovery area. However, they can be held for you for delivery once you reach your inpatient room.
The following are a sample of hotels close to the facility. Some of the hotels do offer preferred rates if you mention this hospital.
Residence Inn by Marriot
1115 N. Loop 1604 East
Drury Inn & Suite North
801 N. Loop 1604 East
La Quinta Inn
18502 N. Hardy Oak Blvd.
Best Western Hill Country Suites
18555 US Highway 281 North
Homewood Suite by Hilton
125 N. Loop 1604 West
Comfort Suites of Stone Oak
1754 N. Loop 1604 East