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Updated Visitation Guidelines for St. Mary’s Hospital Are Now Available

Medical Floors/ ICU: Noon to 8 p.m. daily. Two (2) visitors at a time.

Behavorial Health: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. One (1) visitor at a time.

Emergency Department: Two (2) visitors at a time.

Maternity: Two (2) support people during labor (must remain the same 2 people). Two (2) additional people post-delivery from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

End of life: No limitation on visitors.

Guidelines for all visitors:

  • All visitors must be greater than 18 years of age.
  • Visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the facility, and shall be denied entry if they report significant COVID-19 exposure or symptoms during the prior 14 days or have a temperature equal to or greater than 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit. Any visitor who has traveled outside of the United States within the past 14 days will not be permitted to visit.
  • Patients undergoing same day procedures may be accompanied to the facility by a companion and that companion may remain with the patient through the initial intake process; and may rejoin the patient for the discharge process. Visitors that wish to remain in the facility will be required to wait surgical waiting room until they can rejoin the patient.
  • Visitors may not be present during procedures and recovery room except for pediatrics, childbirth, and patients with an intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to arrive wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Visitors will be advised how to perform meticulous hand hygiene and how to wear the PPE, and must adhere to such procedures.
  • Visitors who fail to wear a face mask and other PPE will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when directed by hospital staff to leave during aerosol-generating procedures or other procedures during which visitors are usually asked to leave.

These visitation guidelines may be adjusted based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in the region, the amount of support personnel to assist with screening and/or the amount of PPE on hand.  There may be exceptions to the policy when medically necessary (i.e. visitor is essential to the care of the patient) or family members or legal representatives of patients in imminent end-of-life situations.  All decisions and restrictions are made in an effort to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and associates.

Thank you to everyone for your continued efforts in your adherence to these guidelines and helping to protect our patients, residents and fellow associates.