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Good Samaritan updates visitor policy

Posted on June 30, 2020

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Good Samaritan Hospital has once again updated visitor restrictions based on local and national COVID-19 data.
Inpatient visitation hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient at a time in the facility is allowed.
All visitors must wear the name tags/arm bands issued to them at the screening station. They also must wear masks at all times and practice social distancing, even in patient rooms. They also must follow any isolation precautions in place.
Visitors must be at least 16 years old and practice good hand hygiene by washing their hands or using hand sanitizer prior to entering the room and upon leaving.
Visitors must limit traffic in the hospital and stay in patient room or exit the building.
Visitors accompanying patients in Outpatient Infusion and Medical/Physician Practices must remain with the patient or waiting room and wear a mask.
Inpatient Behavioral Health patients can have one designated visitor per stay Monday through Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Indiana time.
These new guidelines are for both inpatient and outpatient areas in the hospital and physician practices.
Patients and visitors will still need to be screened before entering the hospital, provider offices and clinics. A detailed visitation policy can be found on Good Samaritan’s website at gshvin.org/coronavirus.
Good Samaritan President and CEO Rob McLin said the hospital is changing the visitation policy, but keeping a close eye on the number of COVID cases in the community.
“We know how important it is to our patients and their health to have that support of family and friends while they are in the hospital as an inpatient or receiving outpatient care,” he said. “Screening, hand hygiene and mandatory face masks will still be enforced to ensure everyone’s safety.”
As always, hospital officials are still urging those in the community who have a respiratory illness to first call their primary care provider on the phone to receive guidance on appropriate care.
Depending on severity of the illness, the patient may be given guidance on how to self-treat at home or in severe cases to seek emergency medical attention.

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