Visitation

Update, February 27, 2007: Because of the recent outbreak of flu and viruses at many of the local hospitals, they are saying that visits are limited to immediate family.  However, the Rehab staff has been pretty lax about visitation and they haven't limited anyone from seeing dad thus far.  Just in case, you should probably call before you come to visit.

Update, February 20, 2007: Well, we're back at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  Dad is in Room 407 of the Rehab Center at PCMH.  You can get more information here.

Visiting hours are not nearly as nice as they were at Life Care, since dad will be spending most of his days actually doing Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT).  Visitation is allowed from 4:30PM to 9:00PM Monday through Friday, and 12:00PM to 9:00PM Saturday and Sunday.  2 visitors are allowed at a time, for 30 minutes each.

The Rehab Center is located to the left of the main entrance (see Number 1 on the map below), and free parking is allowed in Lot I.  They do have their own entrance just across from the parking lot, but it can be accessed from the main entrance of PCMH also.

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Update, January 27, 2007: The hospital has asked that we limit the number of visitors in his room to only 3 people at a time, for no more than 15 to 20 minutes (this does not include family, but all of us are trying to be thoughtful of those of dad's friends that weren't able to see him the first 4 weeks).  I know this is tough since it’s at least an hour drive for most of his friends, but this is what is going to be best for dad.  Most of you know that dad would never ask anyone to leave, and if he’s up for it he may ask a visitor to stay longer.  He may also need to doze off while a visitor is in the room (we'll try not to let that count against the 15 minutes), so please don't think this is rude.

Update, January 25, 2007: Dad told us today that they have put a notice outside of his room that asks people to be mindful of the number of visitors and the length of their stay. Although the visitors are great help for dad's progress, I feel that we should ask everyone to be respectful of the hospitals wishes so that he is not limited to immediate family only.  This way he can continue to get better through the strength and encouragement of all of his friends, and it is certainly not meant to discourage visitors.


January 21, 2007: Now that dad is out of ICU, he is up to having a few more visitors.  He is extremely tired and needs more rest than he has been getting, but I know it would improve his morale to see and talk to all of the friends that have been supporting him "behind-the-scenes." 
 

At this point, he is allowed to eat just about anything, but remember he hasn’t had anything to eat in over 5 weeks.  I’m sure he would welcome anything with a little bit more flavor than the hospital food!
 

Dad is currently at Life Care Hospital in Rocky Mount (1051 Noell Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27804).  He is allowed visitation there; visiting hours are 10 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week.  Again, I know that visitors will greatly improve his morale and help get him back on his feet sooner.

Directions:
CAUTION: SOME INTERNET DIRECTIONS TURN YOU THE WRONG WAY ON NOELL LN.  FOLLOW THE MAP AND DIRECTIONS BELOW ONCE YOU GET INTO ROCKY MOUNT!

From US-301/Wesleyan Blvd, turn left at the light at McDonald's onto Sutters Creek Blvd.  At the next light, turn left onto Jeffreys Rd (there is a Target on the left and a TJ Maxx ahead on the right).  Life Care Hospital is about 1/2 mile on the left at the intersection of Jeffreys Rd and Noell Dr.  You can turn into the hospital from either of these 2 roads.  It is a 2 story, plain looking building with a large parking lot right by the front door and a "Life Care Hospitals" sign on the top of the building.

You can also get to Noell by turning left onto Hunter Hill Rd from US-301, then turning Right onto Noell Ln, go to the end of the road and the hospital will be on your Right, but I'm not sure how easy it is to turn off US-301 onto Hunter Hill Rd.

From US-64 East, take the US-64 Business/Sunset Ave exit.  Merge onto 64 Business East, turn Left at the light at Country Club Rd.  Go 0.7 miles, turn Right at the light onto Hunter Hill Rd.  Take your first Left onto Noell, the hospital will be at the end of the road on the Right (there is another hospital-looking building on the right as you turn onto Noell, but this is not the right building).

There is another rehab facility at the other end of Noell Ln (I think this is where the internet directions are going to point you), but they'll tell you that they don't have a Dave Galloway.  If you have problems, you can call my mom or the hospital at (252) 451-2300.

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