Updated Inpatient Patient Visitation COVID-19 Policy
Beginning Wednesday February 24, 2021 our inpatient visitor policy is:
- One visitor at a time is now allowed in inpatient areas
- Stable COVID-19 patients are not allowed visitors at this time
- Visitation hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. everyday
- Circumstances that warrant exceptions to the current policy guidelines and outpatient visitation must be approved by the Care Team
We know the importance of loved ones being a part of the healing process. We encourage families and friends to connect by phone and through other technology, such as FaceTime or Zoom.
We understand this change will represent a significant hardship for both patients and families. This difficult decision was made to protect patients, employees and our community. Thank you for your cooperation in preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses.
Outpatient to Inpatient Admissions
If an outpatient becomes admitted, the support person will NOT be allowed to accompany the patient to the unit. Outpatient staff will be required to obtain medication list and support person contact information prior to transfer to inpatient care.
In all outpatient areas, when absolutely necessary, patients may be accompanied by one support person. Children may be accompanied by one parent or guardian for appointments.
Family Birthing Center
Labor & Delivery/Postpartum:
Only one support person who passes the visitor screening may visit.
Intermediate Care Nursery:
Only mom and a designated support person will be allowed to visit the newborn in the Intermediate Care Nursery. Only one person will be allowed at the baby’s bedside at a time to ensure social distancing. Visitors must pass the visitor screening.
Swedish Medical Group Appointments
To protect patients, staff and the community, Swedish Medical Group practices will allow ONLY the adult patient in the office for their doctor’s appointment. If a translator or aide is needed by the patient, ONE is allowed. Children may be accompanied by ONE parent or guardian.