Michael can have limited visitors when he is in the hospital.
Washing and Gowning
When Michael's white blood count is low he has no ability to
fight off infections. He needs special protection from viruses
and bacteria that could come in with visitors. When you get
to his room, you must wash your hands and put on a gown,
mask, and gloves in the area outside Michael's room before
you enter his room.
In general the following rules apply to visiting
- Children cannot visit.
- Adults with signs of colds or illness cannot visit.
- People who live with someone with a cold or illness cannot
- There should not be too many visitors at one time.
These rules may be relaxed a little when Michael's white blood
cell count is higher and he is better able to fight infection.
Official hospital visiting hours are 2 to 8 each day, but
these hours are not usually strictly enforced and earlier and
later visits are fine. Its best to call and check before you
come to be sure it is a good time and that there will not be
too many visitors there at once.
The hospital is located in downtown Boston, next to Chinatown
and the Theater District and within walking distance of the
Boston Common and Downtown Crossing. It is not difficult to
get there from the Massachusetts Turnpike.
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The hospital has a parking garage at 274 Tremont Street, next
to the Wang Center. Be sure to have your parking ticket stamped
at the nurse's station on Michael's floor or at Patient Information
on the ground level for significantly reduced rates. The cost
with a stamped ticked is usually under $10 for a visit.
If there is an event at the Wang Center when you arrive,
the garage will ask for a flat rate in advance. Simply tell
the attendant that you are visiting someone at the hospital,
and ask for a ticket instead. Otherwise, you will end
up paying twice what you needed to.