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COVID-19 Updates

Area Specific Visitation Guidelines Effective 10/12/20

LCMHS realizes families and visitors play an important role in the health of our patients. These updated visitation guidelines have been developed to support our patients and families while maintaining the safety of our staff, patients and visitors.

Medical/Surgical Inpatient, Non-COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May stay overnight
    • Must be in the facility by 8 pm if staying overnight
    • May only leave and return once per day
    • May not travel throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Medical/Surgical Inpatient, COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay
    • Consent form must be reviewed and signed by visitor
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May stay overnight, in room by 8 pm
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Request visitors limit re-entry into the facilities to no more than once per day
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations or if continuous caregiver required in collaboration with the care team

Intensive Care Unit, Non-COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May NOT stay overnight
    • No visitation after 8 pm
    • May only leave and return once per day
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room/ICU waiting room
    • Must maintain 6 feet distance from others while in ICU waiting room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Intensive Care Unit, COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay
    • Consent form must be reviewed and signed by visitor
    • Must stay in patient room during visitation
    • Request visitors limit re-entry into the facilities to no more than once per day
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team
    • May not wait/stay in waiting room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness

Pediatrics/Pediatric ICU

  • Pediatric patients are allowed two parent/legal guardian visitors.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Must be in the facility by 8 pm if staying overnight
    • May only leave and return once per day
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Emergency Department

  • One designated visitor for non-COVID patients.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If the patient cannot be “roomed” immediately upon arrival, the visitor must wait outside the ED and will be notified when to join the patient in the ED.
    • Visitors may NOT stay in the ED waiting room
    • Visitors for known or suspected COVID illness are not allowed in the ED
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Surgery, Same Day Surgery, Cardiac Cath Lab, Radiology (x-ray)

  • One designated visitor.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If a patient room is not immediately available, visitors are expected to maintain 6 feet distance from others in waiting areas or remain outside the facility until notified to enter

Laboratory

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
  • Parent may accompany pediatric patients
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building

Pre-Assessment Testing Center

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building
    • Parent may accompany pediatric patients

MMG & Moss Memorial Clinics, Physical Therapy, Infusion Clinics, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Radiation Oncology

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication with the team.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building

Behavioral Health (10 Tower)

  • Increased access to phones for all patients.
  • Visitation allowed in conjunction with a scheduled Family Session and limited to the participants required for the session.
  • One designated visitor as prescribed by the attending psychiatrist.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times
    • May not travel freely throughout the building

Memorial for Women

OB Inpatient, Non-COVID

  • Two designated visitors for the hospital stay.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • One visitor may stay overnight
    • Must be in the facility by 8 pm if staying overnight
    • May only leave and return once per day

OB Inpatient, COVID

  • One designated visitor per patient per hospital stay limited to ONE HOUR per day by appointment with the nursing staff.
    • Consent form must be reviewed and signed by visitor
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals (other than patient)
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering and other personal protective equipment as provided by nursing staff at all times while in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • Exceptions may be made for overnight stay for delivering moms per facility/physician discretion

NICU

  • Two parent/legal guardian/designated visitors
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • Exceptions made for end of life situations in collaboration with the care team

Early Labor Evaluation (ELE)

  • One designated visitor for non-COVID patients.
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If the patient cannot be “roomed” immediately upon arrival, the visitor must wait outside the facility and will be notified when to join the patient in ELE.
    • Visitors may NOT stay in the ELE waiting room
    • Visitors for patients known or suspected of COVID illness are not allowed in ELE

Women’s Surgery

  • One designated visitor
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility including in the patient room
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must remain in the patient room
    • If a patient room is not immediately available, visitors are expected to maintain 6 feet distance from others in waiting areas or remain outside the facility until notified to enter

Women’s Outpatient: Lab and Radiology (excludes OB Ultrasound)

  • No visitors unless required to provide personal care or communication for the patient
  • Parent may accompany pediatric patients
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness.
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • May not travel freely throughout the building, must stay in the patient room

OB Clinics

  • OB patients may bring one support person to their appointment under the following conditions:
    • Support person must bring and wear his/her own mask
    • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID individuals
    • No fever or signs/symptoms potentially indicating COVID-19 illness
    • Must wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the facility
    • The patient and support person must wait in their vehicle until they are called in for their appointment if social distancing cannot be accommodated in the waiting room
    • Including ultrasound appointments
    • Exceptions may be made and will be up to the discretion of the office/physician

    Hour Restrictions in Place at Memorial Main Campus

    Patients needing to access admissions/appointments/procedures/MOB I office visits (at the front of the hospital) should enter through the main entrance lobby on Oak Park Boulevard between 5 AM – 6 PM, Monday-Friday. Valet parking is available Monday - Friday. The main lobby entrance on Oak Park is open from 5a to 6p Monday - Friday and closed on weekends. Patients may access Emergency Services 24/7 at the ER entrance on 2nd Avenue.

    Patients with appointments/office visits in MOB II (at the rear of the hospital) can use that entrance for clinic visits, lab, infusions, and pharmacy from 6 AM – 5 PM, Monday-Friday only. The MOB II entrance is open from 6a to 5p Monday - Friday and closed on weekends. Patients may access Emergency Services 24/7 at the ER entrance on 2nd Avenue.

    If you accompany a patient for an appointment that does not require a caregiver, the non essential caregiver will not be allowed to enter the facility or wait in the lobby areas within the hospital. You must wait outside or in your vehicle.

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