New Temporary Visitor Policy
Effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022

In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are enacting the following modified hospital visitor policy. Exceptions must first be approved by the Hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration, and will be considered in specific circumstances such as at end-of-life.

For the safety of our patients, visitors and caregivers, visitors are NOT allowed to visit COVID-19 positive Patients and Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19.

Visitor access is also restricted to ADULT visitors only. No access for visitors below the age of 18 unless the visitor is the parent of a hospitalized child.

Visitor Hours are generally 8:00am. – 8:00pm. with ONE Adult Visitor allowed per patient at a time. Additional modifications apply to certain patient care areas as outlined below.

  • Patients Undergoing Procedures – One visitor is allowed per patient. Visitor must remain in the designated waiting area. If the patient is admitted, the visitor can visit with the patient after the patient is admitted to his/her room.
  • Emergency Room (ER) – One visitor is allowed per patient in the ER.
  • Baker Act Receiving Mental Health Units - No visitors are allowed except those legally required including a patient’s attorney of record, or a state or federal representative on official duty.
  • Volunteers – Are allowed in all areas apart from designated COVID-19 units.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.