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The Hospitals of Providence announced effective Monday, February 15, the visitation policy will now allow for one visitor every day.
Per the new guidelines, that one visitor will be allowed in between the hours of 4 pm and 6 pm for non-COVID patients, to ensure family and friends can see their loved ones in the hospital.
“We have determined the timing is now right to allow limited visitation into our hospitals,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group CEO for The Hospitals of Providence. “We understand the essential role that loved ones play in the well-being and recovery of our patients. Whether it is a comforting word or the gentle touch of a hand, one visitor can make a huge difference.”
The Limited Visitation policy allows for one designated visitor every day between the hours of 4 pm and 6 pm for non-COVID patients.
Visitors will be screened prior to entering the hospital, and required to wear a facemask, and sanitize their hands. Any visitor not meeting screening criteria or follow the policy will not be permitted to enter or remain in the hospital. Visitors must be 18 years and older.
“We greatly look forward to the return of visitors in our hospitals. We will continue to evaluate our visitor policy to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and physicians,” said Tejeda.
Using guidance from the CDC and other health agencies, over the last year The Hospitals of Providence has developed, incorporated and refined strict protocols and processes to keep patients, staff and visitors safe.