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Loved ones are welcome again.

It’s been a hard year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has faced a number of new challenges as we have worked to protect each other’s health and well-being. Perhaps one of the biggest of those challenges has been separation from others – whether that means forgoing in-person gatherings, grabbing coffee with a friend or visiting a loved one who is receiving care at the hospital.

As we come closer than ever to putting the pandemic behind us, we are pleased to announce that our visitation restrictions are relaxing, and loved ones are welcome again. We know that it has been difficult to be apart from family and friends who are receiving care, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding while restrictions were in place to protect the health of our patients and staff.

We are so pleased to welcome our patients’ loved ones back to the hospital to visit. Our updated visitor policy can be found below.

It’s been a hard year. Let’s make the next one better…together.

Effective 4/15/2021, to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are taking the following precautions to protect our patients, staff and visitors:

COVID positive patients are not allowed visitors*

  • Inpatient areas
    • Two visitors at a time are permitted.
    • Visiting hours will be noon-8pm daily. 
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in. 
    • Visitors must be temp checked at a kiosk location upon entry:
      • Main entrance
      • Good Samaritan Lobby entrance
      • P5
      • Level D of North Parking Garage
    • Visitors with temperature of 100.4 °F or greater should not access the facility.
    • Prior to entering patient’s room, visitors will check in at nurse’s station.
    • Visitors are asked to avoid congregating in waiting rooms.
       
  • CPG Offices
    •  A decision maker for patients, who are not capable of making decisions for themselves, may be allowed in. They must be screened and masked prior to making those decisions with the office. These visits must be prearranged and approved by physician office.
       
    • An assistant to help those who are physically unable to get into the physician office can enter, but must return to their vehicle until the patient is ready for pick up.
    • A minor child being seen by a provider may have one parent or legal guardian.
    • One person will be permitted into OB ultrasound with expectant mother.
    • There will continue to be NO visitors in the physician offices. Visitors cannot be accommodated due to an inability to maintain social distancing with limited space in waiting rooms and exam rooms. 
       
  • Outpatient Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
    • There will continue to be NO visitors in the therapy clinic unless requested by the therapist. Visitors cannot be accommodated due to an inability to maintain social distancing with limited space in waiting rooms and exam rooms. 
    • An assistant to help those who are physically unable to get into the therapy clinic can enter and must be masked, but must return to their vehicle until the patient is ready for pick up. 
    • A decision maker for the patients, who are not capable of making decisions for themselves, may be allowed in. They must be screened and masked prior to making those decisions with the office. These visits must be prearranged and approved by the therapy clinic.
    • Permitted visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in to the office. 
       
  • Emergency Room
    • One visitor at a time is permitted
    • Visitors must be screened upon entry at the Emergency Room entrance only and an armband will be given indicating they have been screened.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in.
    • Visitors who screen positive at entry will not be granted access into the facility.
    • Current guidance with social distancing must be adhered.
       
  • Post-Acute Inpatient Areas:
    • Crichton Rehabilitation Unit
      • Daily visitation from 12:00PM to 8:00PM.  
      • 2 Visitors at a time
      • Lee Campus will be locked; therefore, visitors will need to use the Security phone located on the left side of the automatic doors at the Lincoln Street entrance to enter the building. 
      • Visitors must screen upon entering the building by taking their temperature at the temperature check station located in the lobby.   
      • All visitors must screen prior to entering the unit.   
      • Visitors with a positive screen, will not be granted access 
      • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in.  If no mask, access will be denied.  
      • Masks must be worn at all times during the visit.  
      • Visitors are asked to avoid congregating in common areas.  Visitation is confined to the patient's room and not permitted in common areas such as the dayroom, gym, or dining room.    
      • Social distancing of > 6 feet must be maintained.   
    • Transitional Care Unit
      • Please contact TCU for up to date guidance
        Social distancing > 6 feet must be maintained.
  • Outpatient/Procedural/Surgery areas at Main Campus
    • Two visitors at a time are permitted.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in. 
    • Visitors must be temp checked at a kiosk location upon entry:
      • Main entrance
      • Good Samaritan Lobby entrance
      • P5
      • Level D of North Parking Garage
    • Visitors with temperature of 100.4 °F or greater should not access the facility.
    • Current guidance with social distancing must be adhered.

Permitted visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in.