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Goshen Health releases new visitor restrictions

Goshen Health has adjusted its visitor restrictions, effective immediately.

There are requirements that all visitors must follow, no matter whom they are visiting:

  • All patients and visitors will be screened
  • Wearing a mask is required at all facilities
  • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older and healthy (and not in quarantine)

The biggest change comes as some visitors are now permitted for non-COVID-19 patients, but there are also requirements:

  • Clergy: allowed to visit
  • Inpatient: two visitors each day
    • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Proceed directly to patient room and exit promptly after visit to minimize time in other areas of the hospital
  • Emergency room: one visitor during stay
  • Outpatient surgery: one visitor during stay
  • Outpatient services: one visitor if patient requires assistance
  • The Birthplace: one support person for the entire stay, and if requested, one approved Doula; in the instance of a minor OB patient (under 18 years of age), one parent or guardian and the father of the baby will be allowed visitation
  • Goshen Center for Cancer Care: one pre-arranged visitor if approved by a physician
  • Outpatient clinics: one visitor during appointment; two allowed for pediatric patients

There are still no visitors allowed for COVID-19 positive patients, and those pending test results. Video or telephone communication may be utilized. Limited exceptions will be determined by the doctor and made for the following circumstances:

  • The Birthplace: one support person for the entire stay, and if requested, one approved Doula; in the instance of a minor OB patient (under 18 years of age), one parent or guardian and the father of the baby will be allowed visitation
  • End of life: two pre-arranged visitors and clergy

Additional changes include:

  • No overnight visitors will be permitted in the hospital except for obstetrics and pediatrics
  • Family members and additional visitors should not gather inside the hospital, outside picnic tables may be utilized
  • Public restrooms are not available to guests outside of the visiting policy
  • Visitors may bring in food and are responsible for delivering to the patient

New visitor restrictions are also posted online at GoshenHealth.com/covid19.

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