Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions
PATIENT VISITATION GUIDELINES effective March 7th, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Hospital Visitation: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
ICU Visitation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- One designated visitor allowed if patient is in a private room
- Patients not in a private room – designated visitation allowed at the discretion of the charge nurse or treating physician (intermittent visitation may be granted based on public safety)
- COVID-19 and PUI (Patients under investigation for COVID-19) – No Visitors (Virtual visits only)
2. INPATIENT AREAS
- Patients who are Non-COVID-19/Non-PUI (Patients under investigation for COVID-19):
- Up to two visitors allowed per patient per day (ICU areas – 1 visitor will be allowed at a time)
- End of life patients will be allowed two visitors at a time; including ICU.
- Visitors under the age of 18 will be able to visit when accompanied by an adult.
- Patients who are COVID-19 positive/PUI (Patients under investigation for COVID-19):
- No visitors are allowed for patients that are COVID-19 positive. (Virtual visits only)
- End-of-life COVID-19 positive patients may have 2 visitors for 30 minutes for a one-time visit. Visitors and staff must follow the end-of-life exception process and PPE procedures.
- COVID-19 positive patients may have a designated support person but will be restricted to the patient’s room while visiting.
3. OUTPATIENT AREAS
- Visitors allowed to accompany patient to appointment
4. CENTER FOR WOMEN AND INFANTS
- Labor & Delivery
- 2 healthy consistent designated support persons
- No changeover in support persons
- 2 healthy consistent designated support persons, one may remain with patient, the other may visit during visiting hours
- No changeover in visitors or support persons
- No children under 18
5. EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY IN SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES
- End of life situations
- Patients under the age of 18
- Patients who need a support person for cognitive or physical reasons.
All visitors must wear masks at all times and adhere to hand hygiene guidelines. Unmasked contact, eating and drinking in patient rooms is prohibited.
An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.
Exception Process: Exceptions will be made in specific circumstances on a case-by-case basis by the nurse manager or nursing supervisor. Exceptions can be granted for family meetings pertaining to goals of care discussions and end-of-life patients.