Like many of you, we’re excited to see our community taking small steps towards brighter days. As the pandemic evolves, we find ourselves continuously evaluating efforts to see that we are also moving safely in the right direction. Throughout the pandemic—and even long before—our focus has been on creating a safe environment that fosters healing, quality care, and compassion. This remains true as we review current policies and guidelines. We will continue to update our community as changes take place.
Important Reminder: Per CDC’s most recently guidelines, mask requirements remain in place for all healthcare locations.
COVID 19 and Visitor Guidelines as of Monday, June 14, 2021:
• All employees, visitors, and patients will be screened for symptoms and must have a temperature lower than 100
• One visitor per patient will be allowed between the hours of 11-7pm, seven days a week
• Visitors or patient escorts need to be at least 18 years old. Case by case exceptions may be allowed.
• One visitor will be allowed per 24 hour period
• No visitors will be allowed to visit patients who are on precautions due to testing positive for COVID-19. Case by case exceptions may be made.
Masks are required at all times while in one of our facilities—including all provider practice locations.
Patient Escort Guidance:
• Emergency Department/Outpatient Practices: ONE visitor/patient escort per patient will be allowed
• End of Life and Compassionate Care: The number of visitors at a time will be determined by the care team on a case by case basis – erring on the side of compassion.
• Hospital Outpatient Departments: Patient escorts will be allowed to aid in care planning/needs of the patient.
• Pre-Surgical Patients: One patient escort will be allowed per patient to escort the patient to the presurgical (ASU) area of the hospital. Once the patient is taken to the OR for surgery, the patient escort will be encouraged to leave and follow-up will be done with them by the care team once the patient has been settled into the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).