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Deaconess Changes Hospital Visitation Guidelines

Deaconess is changing its visitation guidelines in an effort to protect its patients, visitors, and employees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 1:29 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2020 6:47 PM

Deaconess Health System said Friday that it would be changing its visitation guidelines effective Monday, Nov. 16.

At Deaconess Midtown, Gateway, Henderson, and Gibson Hospitals:

  • Visiting hours will change to 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily
  • All adult inpatients will be limited to one visitor per calendar day
  • Pediatric patients may have two visitors
  • Patients in isolation will not be permitted visitors
  • Visitation exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations and other special circumstances

Outpatients for most office visits or testing will not be permitted a visitor unless the patient is a minor, needs physical assistance, or cognitive assistance. Outpatient procedure patients may have one person accompanying them.

Deaconess Cross Pointe and Deaconess Union County are also limiting visitors with similar guidelines. The Women’s Hospital will continue to allow one visitor per patient throughout their stay. NICU patients will be allowed visitation by both parents.

“Our employees are our frontline staff who risk their own well-being to take care of patients," said Chief Nursing Officer Jill Buttry. "By limiting visitors in our buildings, we reduce risk to our healthcare workers who need to remain healthy and safe to provide patient care.

Full details on visitation guidelines for all Deaconess facilities can be found at https://www.deaconess.com/SpecialPages/Visitor-Restrictions.

The change to visitation guidelines by Deaconess comes after the health organization recently announced that it was treating its highest volume of COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began, with multiple hospitals "approaching capacity."


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