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.

Current visitation policy:

Visiting hours are 8 AM to 6:30 PM.

MedSurg and ICU patients will be allowed two visitors at any given time.

OB patients will be allowed two support persons/visitors at any given time.

The ED will allow two support persons at any given time.

Clinics will allow two support persons per patient and no visitors under the age of 16 unless the minor is the patient or accompanying a family member that needs assistance.

Exceptions to the visitor policy:

· No visitors for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

· No visitors under the age of 16.

· The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit is a case-by-case basis and up to the discretion of the unit director.

· Minor children, individuals unable to manage their own decisions, or disabled individuals requiring assistance from a regular caregiver will be allowed two individuals to accompany them while in the facility.

· End-of-life patients will be allowed 2 visitors in the morning and 2 visitors in the afternoon unless unit director makes exception to the rule on a case-by-case basis.

All visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before being allowed to enter.  If a visitor shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to enter the building unless they are seeking care.

We ask all patients and visitors to wear their own personal masks into our health care facility to help protect you, our patients and our staff during your visit. Any type of surgical or cloth mask is fine.