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VISITOR POLICY UPDATED (As of 12/8/2020):

Here is our latest visitor policy as it pertains to various departments:

 

Attention: ANYONE entering the hospital or any of our other clinics and locations must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while inside the building, including inside patient rooms. 

 

Emergency Room:

 

  • ONE SUPPORT PERSON/VISITOR ALLOWED AT THIS TIME (no swapping out). This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • Minors are allowed ONE parent/legal guardian in their room. This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • For end of life/critical prior to transfer situations, two visitors who are over the age of 18 may be allowed at one time but must stay in the patient’s room.
  • All other persons must wait outside the building and the patient or support person/parent can contact them by phone.
  • No visitors or support persons will be allowed in rooms of COVID positive or suspected positive patients.
  • All meals for visitors/ support persons must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics Unit and ICU:

 

  • ONE SUPPORT PERSON/VISITOR ALLOWED AT THIS TIME (no swapping out). This person must stay in the patient’s room.
  • Minors are allowed ONE parent/legal guardian in their room. This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • No visitors or support persons will be allowed in rooms of COVID positive or suspected positive patients.
  • All meals for visitors/ support persons must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

End of Life Situations:

 

  • No more than TWO visitors who are over the age of 18 are allowed in the patient’s room at any one time. Visitors must stay in the patient’s room. Visiting arrangements will be set at the goals of care conference.
  • We offer tele-health visits for COVID-positive or suspected positive patients.
  • Personal clergy may be allowed; this will be arranged through Pastoral Care.
  • All visitors must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while you are in the hospital, including inside the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Obstetrics Unit:

 

  • Due to the vulnerability of both the mother and infant, visitation will remain limited to the patient’s significant other (SO). The significant other is allowed to accompany the patient to the OB department.
  • The SO will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the hospital and must get their temperature checked.
  • SO must remain in the room with the patient, and cannot be “swapped out” for someone else.
  • OB sonogram patients may have a SO accompany them in for the sonogram. If the patient is required to wait at any time in the waiting room, the SO must wait outside the building until the patient is ready to go back. This is so we can control the waiting room and reduce the risk to our patients.
  • All visitors must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while you are in the hospital, including inside the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors/ support persons must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Special Procedures:

 

  • NO VISITORS OR SUPPORT PERSONS AT THIS TIME (unless it is medically necessary).
  • Staff will call the patient’s support person when the patient returns from his or her procedure and will be given a time to pick the patient up. Discharge instructions will be reviewed with the support person at this time.
  • Minors are allowed ONE parent/legal guardian in their room. This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Same Day Surgery (SDS):

 

  • NO VISITORS OR SUPPORT PERSONS AT THIS TIME (unless it is medically necessary).
  • ONE parent/legal guardian of pediatric patients may remain in the stall, or if the stall is needed, they will be sent to the waiting room (so they can be called back to recovery room, if needed).
  • Same Day total joint replacements will have a support person return to SDS once the patient returns to his or her stall to be included in post op education efforts.
  • All other SDS patients will have their support person meet them at the Main Entrance door upon discharge.
  • All visitors must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while you are in the hospital, including inside the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

The health and safety of patients, family members and staff is our number one priority and we are closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactive approach to prevent the spread of viral illness. Thank you for your continued understanding.