Updated: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Effective Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at 8 a.m., updated inpatient and outpatient visitor guidelines will be implemented for all St. Elizabeth Healthcare hospitals. There is no limit on the number of visitors for inpatients during the established visiting hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
Visitors Under the Age of 14
Children under the age of 14 are not permitted unless specified by the department/unit. (Please scroll down to see specific department information.)
Visitors with Respiratory Illness
Visitors experiencing respiratory illness such as Influenza, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are not permitted unless specified by nursing supervisor or charge nurse. Symptoms of respiratory illness may include, cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever and/or sneezing.
Overnight guests permitted in special situations. Overnight stays must have approval of both the unit leadership, the nursing supervisor and security. Overnight stays will be re-evaluated on a daily basis.
Visitors for COVID-19 Patients
PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 positive inpatients may receive two visitors per day during the scheduled inpatient visitor time frames.
All visits should be coordinated with the charge nurse of the unit for COVID-19 positive patients. Overnight visitation for patients who need additional support may be allowed with approval by the charge nurse. Once the visitors exit the unit for the day, they are not able to return.
Visitors of COVID-19 positive patients will be required to sign a waiver and will be instructed on proper isolation processes by team members.