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READY FOR YOU: Covid recovery updates, visitor policy and more

READY FOR YOU

The need for healthcare doesn’t stop because of a virus. Don’t delay your medical care.

A message from our Chief Medical Officer

Safety is our number one priority. We have established new and improved processes for prompt check-in and limiting wait times to ensure proper social distancing. Please call us for more information and to reschedule your healthcare services to keep you safe and healthy.
-Raghu Adiga, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • If you are having an emergency, need to schedule a procedure or want to see your doctor, it is safe for you to return.
  • When you come to the hospital or a clinic, you will see social distancing, rigorous cleaning, universal masking and temperature checks.

During the recovery phase, it is critical that we continue to practice the ways in which we collectively flattened the curve:

  • Social distancing
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home when sick
  • Exercise good judgement about being in public
  • Call your healthcare provider if you are concerned about having Covid symptoms or being exposed to the virus

What we are doing:

  • We are scheduling procedures and surgeries
  • Patients undergoing certain procedures may be required to have a Covid test. Testing will be conducted at the drive-thru site by the Doctors Building. Patients will be notified by phone if a test is required.
  • Primary care and specialty clinics are expanding in-person visits and will continue to schedule telehealth visits to accommodate patient preferences.
  • We have arranged our waiting areas to facilitate social distancing.
  • Entrances into the hospital will remain limited, and screenings upon entry, including temperature checks, will continue.
  • Patient and visitors will be asked to wear masks, which can be provided if needed.

VISITOR POLICY (effective June 15)
All patients and visitors must be screened and have a mask to enter the hospital.

Patients may have one visitor at a time.

No visitors for patients positive for or suspected of Covid, except for end of life.

  • Birthing Center mothers may have a labor partner and one other visitor.
  • Emergency Department may have one visitor.
  • End-of-life patients may have two visitors. Nurses will coordinate the visits.
  • Door screeners will call inpatient units before visitors are permitted on the floor.
  • Inpatient visitors will sign in at the desk and mark off their names when leaving.
  • Visitors are encouraged to stay in the patient’s room throughout the visit.
  • Patients with outpatient appointments may have one visitor with them.
  • Pediatric patients may have both parents with them for appointments and procedures.
  • Children younger than age 14 are not permitted inside the hospital.