Temporary visitor policy (January 25, 2021)
In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians, and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are enacting the following modified hospital visitor policy.
Visiting hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm., 7 days a week
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Units – For the protection of our patients, visitors, and caregivers, we do not allow visitors to visit COVID-19 patients; nor do we allow visitors to visit those undergoing investigation for COVID-19.
- Inpatient Units – One visitor age 18 or older per patient per day is permitted.
- Emergency Room – One visitor age 18 or older may accompany a patient in the ER. The visitor must come in with the patient at the time of arrival unless the patient arrives by EMS.
- Patients Undergoing Procedures – One support person age 18 or older is allowed per patient per day. 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.
- Anyone under the age of 18 will not be considered for visitation.
- Hospital Cafeteria – Visitors are not allowed.
Exceptions must be approved by the hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration and can be made for end of life situations.
All persons authorized to enter the hospital MUST practice hand sanitization upon entering the hospital and upon entering and exiting a patient’s room and MUST wear a hospital approved mask at ALL times, including in a patient’s room. All visitors will have their temperature taken, be screened for illness, and asked the following questions:
- Are you running a fever?
- Do you have a cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose?
- Any shortness of breath?
- Any nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
- Any loss of taste or smell?
- Do you have a pending COVID-19 test?
If a person screens positive (yes) to any of the above, he/she will not be provided access to the hospital unless seeking emergency medical assistance.
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.