EFFECTIVE 3/12/2021 REVISED SCREENER INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING VISITORS

 

After careful consideration, Chambers Memorial Hospital is refining its visitor access policy for hospital inpatients and ER patients.

 

Effective March 12, 2021 we are allowing visitors in the ER AND INPATIENT AREAS ONLY with the following restrictions:

 

THE FOLLOWING VISITOR RESTRICTIONS LISTED BELOW WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT

 

  • NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT OR SURGERY DEPARTMENT THIS WILL INCLUDE SCOPES
  • On a case by case basis upon approval by clinical leaders a caretaker/support person will be allowed if required: one caretaker/support person will be allowed to stay with patients with an impairment of mobility (the caretaker/support person will be expected to assist staff in the patient’s care), altered mental status/special needs where a caregiver provides needed attention to improve patient safety, in need of a translator, undergoing a critical life threatening procedure, or is critically ill who are at the end of life.
  • Patients that are COVID Positive or are waiting on COVID Results will not be allowed to have visitors except for Clergy and designated family to be in the patient’s room at end of life according to clinical leaders.
    • The Clergy and designated family to be in the patient’s room at end of life MUST SIGN A COVID-19 SAFETY ACKOWLEDGEMENT – LIABILITY WAIVER OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN.
  • Clergy (Priests, Preachers, Ministers, etc.) will be allowed to visit ANY patient to give last rights or offer religious support. Clergy are not to be counted as a patient’s visitor.

 

VISITORS (CARETAKERS/SUPPORT PERSON) WILL BE ALLOWED WITH THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS

THESE CONDITIONS ARE TO BE STRICTLY ENFORCED

 

  • Visiting Hours will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • All allowed visitors must be 15 years old or older.
  • For Pediatric Patients (under the age of 18) two parents or guardians will be allowed to visit and stay with the patient.
  • Visitors (caretaker/support person) will be allowed in once the patient is in an ER Room or an Inpatient Room.
  • All visitors must be fever free and answer no to all health screening questions.
  • Each patient is allowed 1 visitor per day. Patients are not allowed to have multiple visitors each day.
  • The visitor will sign in on the sheet for the corresponding room # they are visiting.
  • Each visitor must be given a visitor badge with the date, room # they are visiting and the visitor’s name. Please be sure to inform the visitor this badge must remain in visible sight the entire time they are in our facility.
  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times while in the facility this includes while in the patient’s room.
  • Each visitor is allowed to leave and reenter the facility 1 time during the day. They must sign out and back in on the visitor log for the corresponding room they are visiting.  They must remain fever free and answer no to all health screening questions.
  • Give each visitor a copy of our visitation restrictions.

To view our Visitor Restriction Handout please click here

To view the COVID-19 Liabiilty Waiver click here