Updated: January 6, 2022
As our community deals with influenza (flu) season and remains in the midst of COVD-19, we have reviewed our visitation guidelines to ensure the safest way possible for our patients to have visitors. Effective Thursday, January 6, at 11 a.m., updated inpatient and outpatient visitor guidelines will be implemented for all St. Elizabeth Healthcare hospitals. Inpatient visitation will be restricted to one visitor per day during the established visiting hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors will not be able to leave the facility and then return at a later time in the day.
These safety measures are being proactively implemented to do what’s best for our patients, associates and physicians as the influenza virus becomes prominent in the community and coupled with COVID-19, results in added illness.
PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 positive inpatients may receive one visitor for one hour per day during the scheduled inpatient visitor timeframes. All visits should be coordinated with the charge nurse of the unit for COVID-positive patients.
Visitors of COVID-19 positive patients will be required to sign a waiver and will be instructed on proper isolation processes by team members.
**St. Elizabeth Dearborn visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. which aligns to Indiana state guidelines.