Visitor Restriction Update

Visitor Restriction Update

08-Jun-2020

As we transition our day-to-day efforts toward a proactive state of living with Coronavirus, we will be unwinding various clinical and operational process that were implemented over the past 2-3 months. Pomerene remains vigilant in its efforts to monitor ongoing developments, public health authority communications and safety information related to COVID-19. We will continue to keep you informed with any changes or updates. Pomerene established a COVID Leadership Committee consisting of a diverse list of providers, caregivers, board members and leadership to act as an advisor to help with shaping current and ongoing organizational decisions pertaining to Coronavirus. 

Please review the following organizational changes and updates:

Incident Command will meet on a weekly basis as we undergo our operational recovery phase. 

Effective June 1, Pomerene will lessen its current visitor restriction policy:

  • Hospital doors will open between the hours of 8 am to 7pm
    • 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
    • No overnight visitors (exceptions through Incident Commander)
  • Med Surg/Special Care Units: one visitor, per patient, per day between the hours of 3 pm to 7 pm.
    • Visitors should stay in patient's room, unless visiting the cafeteria.
    • Visitation exceptions may be granted when end of life conditions apply.
  • Med Surg/Special Care Units (Pediatric Inpatient): one visitor/caregiver per patient will be permitted with no time restriction.
    • Visitors should stay in patient's room, unless visiting the cafeteria.
  • Maternity: one visitor/caregiver per patient, per day, will be permitted with no time restriction.
    • Visitors should stay in patient's room, unless visiting the cafeteria.
    • Visitor/caregiver overnight stays may be permitted with approval from Maternity Manager
  • Emergency Department: patients are permitted one visitor/caregiver per patient with no time restriction.
    • Visitor/caregiver must remain at the bedside of the patient while the patient remains in the Emergency Department.
  • Emergency Department: (patients under the age of 18): Patients are permitted one visitor/caregiver per patient with no time restriction.
    • Visitor/caregiver 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. 
    • One visitor/caregiver is 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 along, but if a caregiver is necessary, only one caregiver 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, only one caregiver will be permitted during the visit. 
    • Patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should call the office prior to arrival. 
Over the next few weeks, Pomerene will successfully change to a "new norm." What began as uncertainty and imbalance will transition to consistent and orderly as a result of our People, Processes, Perseverance and Passion. 

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981 Wooster Road
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
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