Visiting A Patient

Visitors bring encouragement and support to patients. Community Memorial Hospital welcomes family and friends to our hospital, but you are asked to keep these guidelines in mind:

Temporary visitor restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic limit patient visitors to one person, who should be a family member or designated caregiver. The one-visitor limit applies to those who are hospitalized or those who have a scheduled outpatient visit. Please check this site for updates as visitor policies change during the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak. Full details are here.

  • If you are ill, you should postpone your visit
  • Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after your visit
  • For some patients visiting is restricted for health and safety reasons
  • If you need to visit after 9:00 p.m., use Entrance B and ask the nurse for assistance


Mail is delivered to patient rooms Monday through Friday. Please address to:

[Patient Name]
Community Memorial Hospital
P.O. Box 148
Sumner, IA 50674


The closest parking lot is outside Entrance B on the east side of the hospital. Parking is free.

Where to Eat

Guest Trays

Guest meals may be ordered and delivered to a patient room for breakfast, lunch and evening mealtimes. Visitors may purchase a full meal or sandwich tray by communicating with a nurse to call in your request.

Payment Options

Cash or Checks are accepted. One parent or guardian of an inpatient child 14 years or younger will receive a complimentary meal when present.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are available by the emergency room vestibule area.

Send Flowers

Many local florists will deliver flowers to CMH patients. In Sumner, call The Wild Rose at (563) 578-5235.