Corning Hospital Visitor Information


The cafeteria at Guthrie Corning Hospital is located on the Ground Floor level and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot food is available as follows: breakfast (8-10 a.m.), lunch (11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), dinner (4:15-6 p.m.). At other times, beverages and packaged food and snacks are available in the vending machines located at the entrance to the cafeteria.

Cell Phones

Cell phones may be used anywhere on campus except within three feet of certain equipment. These pieces of equipment are noted by a special sticker. If you are unsure if cell phone use is permitted in a certain area, please ask a member of the clinical staff.

Pastoral Services at Guthrie Corning Hospital

Guthrie Corning Hospital staff is trained in providing support to families experiencing a medical crisis. They also partner with area clergy and Southern Tier Hospice to provide support to patients and their families. For more information, please ask the Nurse Manager.

Smoking/Tobacco Use

Guthrie prohibits the use of all tobacco products at all of its campuses and office locations. This policy will be enforced in a manner that promotes prevention and awareness and provides education for those who use tobacco.

Visiting Hours

Visitation hours are generally between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. After 9 p.m., visitors must enter via a designated hospital entrance and go through a hospital-specific visitor identification process.

The Guthrie Clinic’s visitation practices are non-discriminatory and do not restrict, limit, or deny visitation on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. A patient has the right, subject to their consent, to receive the visitors they designate, including but not limited to a spouse, domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member, or a friend, and it is their right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.

Visitation may be restricted or limited when it is deemed clinically necessary and/or as required by federal/state/local regulations. For example, visitors with fever or flu-like symptoms or who have an acute or communicable illness/condition are not permitted to visit.

Visitors are subject to all relevant policies of the hospital and of The Guthrie Clinic and may be asked to leave if their behavior warrants (such as: not following Guthrie’s Tobacco-free Environment policy,  displaying violent behavior, or not following an infection prevention policy).

Some departments have additional visitation procedures:

Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Post-Partum (LDRP):

Visitation Hours on Maternity units is between 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., with a support person(s) staying with the patient allowed to be present at all times. Limit of two support persons during the labor and birth process. If the patient chooses to employ a Doula to accompany her, she will be allowed the Doula PLUS two visitors during labor (if the patient’s medical condition and space allow). Sibling visitation may take place, with the exception of flu season, 10/1-3/31, when children less than 12 are not permitted to visit. Siblings are not permitted to stay overnight.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU):

Two visitors at the bedside during visitation hours, with the exception of family meetings. Visitation is dependent upon patient's condition and the condition of other patients in that area. Outside of visitation hours, visitation is based on patient/family needs and unit activity.

  • Cortland ICU: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Surgical Services:

Children may have one or both parents/guardians with them at all times pre-and post-operation. Visitors are not permitted in the Operating Room, with the following exceptions:

  • A support person for cesarean sections unless being performed under general anesthesia.
  • A parent of a child, when deemed necessary, until anesthesia is administered.
  • A patient with special needs who is calmed by the presence of their guardian or caretaker.