VISITOR GUIDELINES

Updated June 10, 2020

At Conemaugh Health System, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. As current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in our region, effective 6/10/2020, we are easing our visitor policy as follows:


Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center 


Visiting hours will be 12 PM – 8 PM daily. One adult visitor per patient, per day.

To reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are taking the following precautions to protect our patients, staff and visitors. These guidelines are subject to change and will be evaluated routinely.

  • Inpatient areas

    • One visitor per patient per day is permitted.
    • Visiting hours will be noon-8pm daily.
    • Visitors must be screened upon entry at the main entrance only and an armband will be given indicating they have been screened.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in. If no mask, access will be denied.
    • Visitors who screen positive at entry will not be granted access into the facility.
    • No visitor under the age of 12 are permitted for inpatient visits.
    • Additional well family beyond the one designated visitor should remain at home. NO congregating in waiting rooms and social distancing MUST be adhered.
    • End of life situations or physician consultation – family members of loved ones will be allowed to be with their loved one (no more than 2 persons)
       
  • Outpatient/Procedural/Surgery areas

    • One visitor per patient is permitted
    • Visitors must be screened upon entry at the main entrance only and an armband will be given indicating they have been screened.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in. If no mask, access will be denied.
    • Visitors who screen positive at entry will not be granted access into the facility.
    • Current guidance with social distancing must be adhered.
       
  • Department Emergency Medicine

    • One visitor per patient is permitted
    • Visitors must be screened upon entry at the DEM entrance only and an armband will be given indicating they have been screened.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in. If no mask, access will be denied.
    • Visitors who screen positive at entry will not be granted access into the facility.
    • Current guidance with social distancing must be adhered.
       
  • Post-Acute Area (Transitional Care Unit)

    • There will continue to be no visitors per the guidance of PA DOH.

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center 

Visiting hours will be 12 PM – 7 PM daily. One adult visitor per patient, per day.

  • MedSurg patients will be limited to one adult visitor per day between the hours of 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • All visitors must remain in patient’s room for the duration of the visit.
  • One person is permitted to accompany ambulatory appointments. Please be aware seating is limited in waiting areas.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under investigation or test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Social distancing will continue to be practiced.
  • All visitors will be screened upon entry, required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
  • Please utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology, with patients as much as possible.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center

Visiting hours will be 12 PM – 7 PM daily. One adult visitor per patient, per day.

  • MedSurg patients will be limited to one adult visitor per day between the hours of 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • ICU patients will be limited to one adult visitor for one hour between the hours of 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Labor and Delivery patients will be limited to one support person for the duration of their stay.
  • All visitors must remain in patient’s room for the duration of the visit.
  • One person is permitted to accompany ambulatory appointments. Please be aware seating is limited in waiting areas.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under investigation or test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Social distancing will continue to be practiced.
  • All visitors will be screened upon entry, required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
  • Please utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology, with patients as much as possible.

Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center

Visiting hours will be 12 PM – 7 PM daily. One adult visitor per patient, per day.

  • Medsurg patients will be limited to only one visitor per day between the hours of     12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • One companion for an ambulatory appointment.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Social distancing will continue to be observed. Please be aware seating is limited in waiting areas.
  • No visitors under the age of 12.
  • All visitors will be screened upon entry, required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.

Crichton Rehabilitation Center 

Visiting hours will be 2 PM – 6 PM daily. One adult visitor per patient, per day.

Requirements to enter and visit at Crichton Rehabilitation Center:

  1. Not all patients can have visitors. PRIOR TO VISIT, please call the nursing station to confirm they can receive visitors.
  2. Screened at lobby - Lincoln Street Entrance - Visitors with a positive screen will not be granted access. 
  3. Bring your own mask - No Mask, no entry. Masks must be worn at all times.
  4. Check in at the Nurses' Station before visiting the patient. 
  5. Visitors must remain in the patient's room.
  6. Visitors must adhere to 6-foot social distancing. 

Visitation will not be permitted to:

  1. Those with a COVID-19 diagnosis within the last ten Days.
  2. Those awaiting COVID-19 test results. 
  3. Those actively recovering from COVID-19.

Family Training Guidelines: 

  1. Family training sessions will be arranged through the case manager, who will contact the patient’s family and loved ones. 
  2. Family training sessions are limited to two people only. 
  3. Screened in lobby - Lincoln Street entrance - those with a positive screen will not be granted access.
  4. Please bring your own mask - no mask, no entry. 

Screening Process:

Upon entering the facility, everyone – including our employees, providers, contractors and volunteers – will be screened with questions regarding respiratory symptoms and travel history based on CDC recommendations. In additon, temperatures will be taken and those with temperatures greater than 100 degrees will not be allowed entry unless seeking treatment. Visitors and patients will be screened at their point of entry into the facility.  Staff, providers, visitors and patients who pass the screening will be provided with a wristband to signal they’ve been screened.