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Presbyterian Revises Hospital Visitor Policy Due to COVID-19

October 30, 2020 Featured Press Release

At Presbyterian, the health and safety of our patients and workforce is our top priority. In order to protect our patients and staff, Presbyterian is revising our visitor policy while the threat of COVID-19 continues.

We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospitals, however, we must also put safeguards into effect that ensure the safety of our patients and workforce.

To protect our patients and workforce, effective Thursday, October 22, we are not allowing visitors on our hospital campuses.

Exceptions include the following:

  • Children admitted to the hospital
  • Maternity units
  • Patients receiving end-of-life/palliative care

For these very limited exceptions, one visitor per patient will be allowed. Please note, visitors who meet one of the guidelines above will be screened.

We know that this will impact the connection between patients in our facilities and their loved ones. We encourage loved ones to connect with patients through options such as phone calls, Facetime, Skype, WhatsApp and other online platforms.

We continue to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate the community’s partnership in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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