Temporary visitor policy (July 6, 2021)

We have temporarily modified our visitor policy.

Visiting hours are 9:00am – 7:00pm, seven days a week.

  • Inpatient Units – Up to 2 visitors at a time, age 18 or older, per patient is permitted with the following exceptions:
    • For the protection of our patients, visitors, and caregivers we do not allow visitors for COVID-19 patients or those undergoing investigation for COVID-19.
    • In certain instances, the number of visitors and length of each visit may be further limited by the discretion of the hospital to help ensure an optimal healing environment based on individual patient needs.
  • Emergency Room – One support person age 18 or older may accompany a patient in the ER.
  • Outpatient & Surgical Service Patients – One support person age 18 or older is allowed per patient. The designated support person must remain in the designated waiting area. If the patient is admitted, the support person can visit with the patient after the patient is admitted to his/her room if within designated hospital visitor hours.
  • All visitors must be at least 18 years old.

Exceptions must be approved by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or COO designee.

New screening process (Effective June 7, 2021)

Passive screening for visitors and non-urgent/emergent patients

To all visitors and all patients, except those coming for urgent or emergent care:

You may only enter the facility if the answer to each of the following questions is “yes.”

  • I have not had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, or thought to have COVID-19, within the last 14 days.
  • I have none of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • I agree to wear a mask at all times that I am not eating or drinking while in the facility.

Be prepared to confirm that the above is true prior to entering the facility.

Screening process for patients coming for urgent or emergent care

To patients coming for urgent or emergent care:

  • Wear a mask all times while inside the facility.
  • Alert a staff member upon arrival to the Emergency Department if exhibiting any of the possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.