Pomerene Hospital Updates Visitation Guidelines Effective February 8, 2021

Pomerene Hospital Updates Visitation Guidelines Effective February 8, 2021

08-Feb-2021

 

In conjunction with current Holmes County and Pomerene trends of fewer COVID-19 Hospital admissions and lower COVID-19 infection rates, Pomerene is updating its Visitation Guidelines effective Monday, February 8, 2021.

While Pomerene is adjusting its visitation guidelines to be more accommodative to our patients, their family members, and caregivers, we are not decreasing or lowering our efforts towards safety for our patients, employees, providers, and or community. Our continued efforts to maintain safety protocols, utilize personal protective equipment (PPE), and added cleaning and sanitation steps will remain in force.

We want to thank our entire community for the continued support and patience during time and we also extend our thanks to our entire Pomerene team for their efforts to maintain safe, healthy, yet compassionate care for our patients and our community.

Visitor Guidelines effective February 8, 2021:

  • Med Surg/Special Care Unit: Two designated visitors per stay for patients admitted to the hospital will be permitted with no time limitations. Visitors will be required to wear a wristband (Orange) that will be provided upon admission and must be worn for the duration of the stay.Visitors should remain in the patient’s room, unless using public restrooms or visiting the cafeteria. Visitors are encouraged to minimize exiting and re-entry to the hospital.

All other visitation guidelines remain the same according to the following:

  • Hospital doors will open between the hours of 8 am to 7 pm
    • All individuals entering any hospital entrance must be screened, documented on the visitation log and be given a mask to wear.
    • No visitors under the age of 18.
    • No visitors for COVID-19 positive patients.
  • Med Surg/Special Care Units (Pediatric Inpatient): Two designated visitor/caregivers per patient will be permitted with no time restriction.
    • Visitors should stay in patient's room, unless visiting the public restrooms or the cafeteria.
  • Maternity: Two designated visitor/caregivers per patient, per day, will be permitted with no time restriction.
    • Visitors should stay in patient's room, unless visiting the public restrooms or the cafeteria.
    • Visitor/caregivers overnight stays may be permitted with approval from Maternity manager.
  • Emergency Department: (patients, including under the age 18) are permitted two designated visitor/caregivers per patient with no time restriction.
    • Visitor/caregivers must remain at the bedside of the patient while the patient remains in the Emergency Department.
  • Surgical Patients: all surgical patients are permitted to enter the facility based upon their assigned scheduled procedure time.
    • All surgical patients should enter the building using the assigned entrance ("Green Sign Entrance") in the front of the hospital.
    • Two visitor/caregivers are permitted to remain with surgical patients with no time restrictions.
    • Visitor/caregivers must remain at the bedside of the patient while the patient is in the hospital.
  • Hospital Outpatient & Diagnostic Services: It is recommended for patients using hospital outpatient and diagnostic services to come alone, but if a caregiver is necessary, two caregivers will be permitted during the visit.
    • Patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should call the office prior to arrival.
  • Outpatient Office(s) or Rehabilitation: It is recommended for patients visiting a provider office to come alone, but if a caregiver is necessary, two caregivers will be permitted during the visit.
    • Patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should call the office prior to arrival.

 

 

 

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