Information for Visitors
To continue to keep our patients, family members, and colleagues safe during this time, we have updated our hospital visitor policy.
New guidelines for Inpatient, Med/Surg and Critical Care visitors
Visiting hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., seven days a week.
- Patients are permitted to have one visitor at a time for one hour, with a maximum of two visitors per patient each day.
- Patients who are COVID-19 positive or who are suspected of having COVID-19 may not have visitors with a few exceptions for patients with disabilities and patients at the end of life.
- All visitors will be screened for symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection, and individuals with any symptom should not be permitted into the building. All approved and screened visitors will be given a “Screened Visitor” sticker.
- Information Desk and /or Security staff will call up to the Nursing units to get clearance for the visitors to go up.
- The visitor must check in at the nurses’ station desk upon arrival.
- Children under the age of 18 may not visit unless they are visiting a parent and are at least 12 years old.
- People waiting to visit a patient must wait outside the facility, rather than in public areas like waiting rooms or cafeterias, until the time of their visit.
Effective Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020
Visitors and escorts in other areas, including outpatient clinics, the emergency department, outpatient surgery and procedure areas:
In order to protect our patients, families and colleagues by promoting physical/social distancing, outpatient escorts/visitors are not permitted at this time. Patients are asked to come to their appointment alone. If a visitor/escort is required to accompany a patient due to the patient’s limitations, such as mobility challenges or intellectual disabilities, we ask that the visitor/escort adhere to the guidelines below. We encourage the use of electronic communication at the time of visit as an alternative means of support.
- Visitors/escorts will be screened in the lobby for symptoms of COVID-19 or recent exposure. Those who do not pass the screening will be asked to wait for the patient outside the facility. If a patient is having outpatient surgery or a procedure, we ask that the escort leave the facility once the patient has gone into his/her surgery or procedure.
- Visitors/escorts must wear a mask over their nose and mouth. In most outpatient areas, visitors/escort may wear their own cloth mask (provided if it does not have an exhalation valve). If the visitor does not have a mask, a surgical mask will be provided. Visitors to the emergency department or outpatient surgical areas will be given a surgical mask to wear.
- Children under the age of 18 may not accompany patients unless the patient is their parent and the child is at least 12 years old.