Patient & Visitor Information

In response to the evolving community restrictions related to COVID-19, our hospital visitor policy is being modified to expand visitor access and create a more patient and family-centered healing environment. Effective September 17, 2022:

Hospital

In the hospital, visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

  • Visitors are no longer required to be tested for COVID-19 or show proof of vaccination to visit patients.
  • Each patient will be allowed two visitors at a time (non-COVID).
  • Any visitors under 14 must be approved by administration.

Visitor access is limited to the patient room, lobby, healing garden, designated waiting areas and our cafeteria.

Special Situations

  • Pediatrics: Up to two support persons may visit at the same time.
  • NICU/PICU: Up to two support persons may visit at the same time.
  • Labor and Delivery: Up to two support persons may visit at the same time.
    • Doula is allowed when prior arrangements have been made with the hospital (in addition to the support persons) if they comply with hospital PPE and infection control guidelines.
  • End of Life (Not Comfort Care): Up to two visitors are allowed to be present with the patient at the same time.
  • Disability/Cognitive Impairment: Up to two visitors are allowed to be present with the patient at the same time.
  • Surgery patients: Allowed one visitor for pre-op and post-op appointments.
    • It must be the same visitor for both appointments.
    • That visitor will be able to wait in the hospital during the procedure.

Emergency

Visiting hours do not apply to the emergency department; however, patients are limited to one visitor.

COVID-19 Patients

These changes in policy apply only to non-COVID-19 patients. The no-visitor policy remains the same for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Exceptions may be granted in special circumstances, such as a major change in care or an end-of-life situation. These will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

All Visitors

Without exception, every visitor must:

  • Wear a well-fitted mask with good filtration (N95, KF94, KN95 or surgical masks are preferred over cloth face coverings) at all times;
  • Receive proper screening and wear proper PPE when they are in the facility;
  • Physically distance from staff and other patients/visitors that are not part of their group at all times.