New temporary visitor policy (Effective January 7, 2022)

In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily revising our visitation policy, effective Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, as per the guidance below.

  • Visitor hours are 8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week.
  • One adult visitor is allowed per patient at a time.
  • Visitors must be age 18 or older, unless the visitor is the parent of a hospitalized child (additional exceptions can be made at the discretion of Administration).
  • Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 positive patients or patients suspected of having COVID-19 (exceptions can be made by Administration, such as end of life situations).
  • Social distancing is required and visitors MUST wear a mask at all times besides eating or drinking.
  • Visitors MUST attest to not having COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual prior to entering our hospital.

Additional modifications apply to certain patient care areas as outlined below:

  • Patients Undergoing Procedures (Outpatient Services) – Visitor must remain in designated waiting area. If patient is admitted, visitor can visit with patient after patient is admitted to their room.
  • Emergency Room (ER) – Visitor must remain at the bedside; no visitors permitted in the lobby area. For pediatric ER patients, visitor must be a designated parent/guardian. During times of high volume, guests may be asked to wait outside until patients are placed in a room.
  • Women’s Services (Labor & Delivery) – One banded support person is permitted 24/7 overnight.

Any exceptions to these guidelines must be approved by the Hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information on how to find a COVID-19 vaccine location, visit www.vaccines.gov.

New screening process (Effective June 7, 2021)

Passive screening for visitors and non-urgent/emergent patients

To all visitors and all patients, except those coming for urgent or emergent care:

You may only enter the facility if the answer to each of the following questions is “yes.”

  • I have not had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, or thought to have COVID-19, within the last 14 days.
  • I have none of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • I agree to wear a mask at all times that I am not eating or drinking while in the facility.

Be prepared to confirm that the above is true prior to entering the facility.

Screening process for patients coming for urgent or emergent care

To patients coming for urgent or emergent care:

  • Wear a mask all times while inside the facility.
  • Alert a staff member upon arrival to the Emergency Department if exhibiting any of the possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.