What We're Doing

Maintaining the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community is our top priority. Below you can learn more about steps we've taken to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Tuesday, March 16 at 8 a.m., current patients and patients coming in for an emergency department visit, hospitalization, or outpatient procedure will be permitted two visitors at a time.

Any additional visitors must wait outside the facility until their turn to visit the patient.

To maintain a safe and socially distanced environment, all inpatient rooms will be limited to two visitors at a time, even for rooms with more than one patient.

Visitation for office visits varies by provider. Please check the visitor policy with your individual provider prior to your office visit.

No visitation will be permitted for outpatient physical, occupational, or speech therapy.

No visitation will be permitted for outpatient testing, including noninvasive radiology testing, routine X-rays, and lab studies. Patients who require assistance due to mobility, reorienting/confusion, interpretation, court orders, or healthcare decision-making may have one assistance person.

No visitation will be allowed by anyone under the age of 18 unless they are the parent or legal guardian of a pediatric patient.

The following exceptions apply to our visitor policy:
  • End-of-life care situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • No NICU visitation for mothers and partners with COVID-19 while they are still able to transmit the virus.
  • No COVID-19 positive or symptomatic individuals will be permitted to visit unless it has been greater than 10 days since the test or onset of symptoms.
  • No individuals awaiting COVID-19 test results will be permitted to visit patients.
Inpatient visitation for patients suspected to have or diagnosed with COVID-19

Those who are suspected to have COVID-19 or inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 may identify one visitor to support them for the duration of their hospital stay. They may also have a representative designate a visitor on their behalf.

Visitation is limited to 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Visits must be scheduled and coordinated with hospital leadership.

What to expect as a visitor of a patient suspected to have or diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • You must follow all visitor instructions.
  • You must pass the facility's entry screening process.
  • Check in at the nurses' station on the unit and notify staff of arrival prior to entering patient room.
  • Before entering the patient room, you will be required to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by the nursing team, which includes a gown, gloves, and isolation mask. A face shield or goggles should also be worn.
  • When entering an isolation room or area, a member of the hospital care team will help you with PPE.
  • When exiting an isolation room or area, a member of the hospital care team will help you safely remove your PPE.
  • At the end of the visit, you will leave the hospital directly.

All visitors to hospitals and select outpatient facilities or doctor's offices will be screened for symptoms and exposure.

  • Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have had symptoms or exposure in the last 14 days or a temperature at or greater than 100.0F.
  • If the visitor is a driver for a patient and space is not available in the patient room or waiting room, the visitor may be asked to wait in their car until the patient's appointment is completed.
  • Patients and approved visitors should wear a mask.
  • Patients and visitors may provide and wear their own mask or will be required to accept and wear the mask provided by the hospital facility.
  • Masks or facial coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth. Masks should be worn at all times.
  • If a visitor refuses to wear a mask, visitors may be asked to leave the facility.

All of our employees, whether or not they provide direct patient care, are screened before they are allowed to enter work each day. Our policy extends to employees, providers, vendors, and subcontractors.

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