Visitor Restrictions are in Place at Saint Mary’s
Saint Mary’s is doing everything we can to protect our patients and
keep the community safe. Visiting a loved one in the hospital is part
of the healing process, however, we have implemented the following protocol:
- The hospital will close all entrances except the Emergency Room entrance
effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
Visitors will be screened at the entrance by a staff member and if asymptomatic,
required to sign in and out, and be provided a visitor sticker for the
duration of their stay. Returning visitors will be re-screened.
- Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 Saint Mary’s will be restricting
routine visitations to the hours of 4 pm to 8 pm, 7 days a week, with
exception of the following:
- Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients may have one birth
parent plus one significant other who must remain in the room for the
duration of the visit.
- Patients who are at the end-of-life may have 2 visitors.
- Patients with disruptive behavior, where a family member is key to their
care, may have 1 visitor.
- Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where
caregiver provides safety) may have 1 visitor.
- Minors under the age of 18 may have 1 visitor, either a parent or a guardian.
- All elective surgeries have been canceled.
- Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have 1 visitor..
- Patients who have an appointment at a hospital-based clinic, laboratory,
or radiology, as well as those visiting the Emergency Department, may
have 1 person with them.
- Patients who are receiving lodging services as part of their medical treatment
plan are excluded from the visitor restriction policy.
Please note in all cases the visitor must adhere to the following:
- A visitor must be 12 years or older (except in extraordinary circumstances)
- Will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection
(fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath).
- No visitors will be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.