Hospitals implementing 24/7 visitation access

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Staten Island University Hospital is one of the most recent medical centers around the country that will implement 24/7 visitation hours.

The move is in response to a 2011 federal mandate requiring hospitals to maximize support for Medicare and Medicaid patients by allowing more access for family, friends and other visitors.

While many healthcare professionals in a Staten Island Advance article say the move will be good news, they also worry about the security implications of expanded visiting hours.

What’s your take? Head to the comments below to let us know what your experience has been with 24/7 visitation, or how you think the expanded hours would change your workplace.

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