Visitation

Visitation Guidelines Due to COVID-19


SUBJECT TO CHANGE (Updated 8.20.20)

General Policies


Visitation is Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All Visitors must wear a mask at all times while in facility.

No Visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed unless they are parents of a patient.

Guest trays will be provided to the limited visitors.

Screening Criteria for Visitation


Flu-like symptoms

Cough/shortness of breath

Fever

Recent loss of smell or taste

Live in a house with a COVID-19 + Person

Close contact with a COVID-19 + Person

COVID-19 Hall
No Visitors will be allowed on the COVID-19 Hall while patient is under investigation for COVID-19 except for the following situation:

For those patients admitted to COVID-19 Hall, who "normally require full time care or are developmentally disabled and usually reside with parent, guardian, or caregiver," that care giver may be allowed to remain with the patient during the hospital stay. The caregiver must abide by hospital visitation policies which include remaining in the room AT ALL TIMES and wearing PPE as required by DHI.

Medical Surgical Unit
One visitor/family member per day is allowed on the Med-Surg Hall as long as the visitor meets all screening criteria as noted above. The visitor/family member must remain in the room with the patient AT ALL TIMES while present and must follow all visitation guidelines.

For those patients admitted to the Med-Surg Unit, who "normally require full time care or are developmentally disabled and usually reside with parent, guardian, or caregiver," that care giver may be allowed to remain with the patient during the hospital stay. The caregiver must abide by hospital visitation policies which include remaining in the room AT ALL TIMES and wearing PPE as required by DHI.

Nursing home residents who are admitted to the hospital shall be placed on Airborne/Contact Isolation and NO VISITORS will be allowed unless meeting the criteria below:

If the resident is terminally ill, is followed by hospice or physician orders Compassionate Visits, an immediate family member may visit, following specific isolation guidelines.


Emergency Department
ER patients will not be allowed a visitor unless the patient is a minor, needs an interpreter, or is an end-of-life situation.

Labor & Delivery
Labor & Delivery patients will not be allowed a visitor unless the patient is a minor, needs an interpreter, or is an end-of-life situation.


We apologize for any inconvenience these guidelines may cause. We wish you good health, and we appreciate your understanding and your willingness to help us provide the safest possible environment for all our patients