Universal precautions

  1. All visitors must wear a mask at all times and should practice social distancing.
  2. Visitors considered to be at high risk for COVID-19 are discouraged from visiting for their own safety.
  3. We encourage virtual communication with loved ones through the use of digital platforms and apps.
  4. Two visitors per patient are welcome between the hours of 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM. All visitors must be 18 years or older.
  5. Visiting hours in special care areas (Burn Intensive Care, Pediatrics, ER, ICU and Women's Center) are as follows:
    • Burn Intensive Care: 2 visitors during the following hours: 12:00pm – 1:00pm; 4:00pm – 5:00pm; 8:30pm – 9:30pm.
    • Pediatrics/PICU: 2 visitors 7:00am – 9:00pm; 1 visitor 9:00pm – 7:00am. A total of 4 visitors may be added to the approved visitation list.
    • Emergency Room: 1 visitor 24 hours per day.
    • Intensive Care Unit: 1 visitor during the following hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm and 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Women's Center: 1 designated support person 24 hours per day. 1 additional visitor is permitted between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00pm.
  6. Every effort shall be made to report any change in condition of the patient to the designated liaison.
  7. Nursing and Medical Staff reserve the right to restrict/limit visitors' access to patients.
  8. Visitors who will be remaining in the facility after 9:00 PM. will obtain a visitor pass at the Security Desk in the hospital Emergency Room entrance. No overnight visitors will be permitted for patients in semi-private rooms.
  9. At least one family member will be offered to stay at the bedside of any patient receiving emergency resuscitation while being provided appropriate education and support by the staff.
  10. One designated visitor (no swap outs) will be permitted for COVID+ patients. Proper PPE must be worn at all times while visiting.

Exceptions to the above guidelines must be approved by the department leader.

The hospital reserves the right to enact emergency policies which shall supersede these visitation policies in the event of natural disasters or public health concerns that may pose significant risks to staff, patients or visitors. Emergency policies will be posted and shared with the public via all communication means possible.

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.