Updated Visitation Guidelines Effective September 1, 2021
As we balance the need of patients and their families with the safety concerns for everyone who enters the hospital and all our locations, we will continue to adjust our policies as the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 change. This policy will be adjusted further if circumstances change. Below please see our Visitation Guidelines that are effective on September 1, 2021
Visitation is restricted to visitors 18 years of age and older. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis only for patients at end-of-life status or in swing-bed status.
Acute Care Unit:
Inpatients are allowed a total of one (1) visitor between the hours of 1 pm until 4 pm providing there is space to allow for social distancing. Patients at end-of-life will be allowed up to two (2) visitors at a time providing there is space to allow for social distancing, without restrictions on the number of visitor rotations or hours of visitation. Visitors will need to enter through the main hospital entrance between 1 pm and 4 pm and go through a screening process that will include a temperature check. Please do not visit if you are feeling sick.
Please note: Any patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 cannot have in-person visitors. Alternative options for communications for these patients (i.e. Zoom) is available in order to keep families connected.
Day Surgery Unit:
Due to space limitations in the waiting room, we are asking that visitors not remain on-site during the procedure. We will keep visitors updated and informed via telephone. The only exceptions are one parent or guardian for a minor or if the patient requires their help with communication with the care team.
Each patient is allowed one visitor. Due to space limitations, visitors must remain at the bedside at all times. If the visitor must leave the department, they will not be allowed readmission. Visitors that are allowed must wear a mask at all times. However, if the patient is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, no visitation is allowed until the patient has been deemed COVID-19 negative.
Outpatient Provider Offices:
We are currently not allowing visitors to accompany patients to appointments at our outpatient practices. The only exceptions are one parent or guardian for a minor or if the patient requires their help with communication with the care team.
Lab, Imaging, Rehab Offices/Areas:
No visitors are allowed in the waiting room or in the treatment areas of the lab, imaging, or rehabilitation with limited exceptions. The only exceptions are one parent or guardian for a minor or if the patient requires their help with communication with the care team.
Thank You! We understand that family support is an important part of a patient’s well-being. We are doing all we can to best protect those in our care as well as all in our community. Thank you for understanding.