Deaconess Announces New Visitor Restrictions

Deaconess will implement new visitor restrictions in response to the coronavirus epidemic. The new restrictions will start effectively immediately on March 14.

Deaconess Midtown Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital:

  • Entrances to our facilities may be limited or reduced.
  • Each patient may have one visitor.
  • All visitors must be age 18 or older.
  • Visitors will complete a brief health screening at facility entrances.
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations and certain pediatric needs.

The Women’s Hospital – (effective Monday, March 16, 2020)

  • No visitors under the age of 18, including siblings, allowed (exception, emancipated minors).
  • Obstetrical patients may have 1 visitor in addition to their designated support person (father of
    baby, significant other, partner).
  • Gynecological patients may have 1 visitor.
  • The visitor and designated support person must remain the same throughout the patient’s entire
    hospital stay.
  • All visitors will be screened at the entrance to the facility and may only enter if they are free of
    fever, cough, shortness of breath and have not traveled outside of the U.S. or to areas of active
    COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Visitors will be required to show identification upon entrance.
  • If a visitor screens positive to any of the screening questions, they will not be allowed to visit.

Deaconess Cross Pointe

  • No visitation allowed if a visitor reports symptoms of COVID-19. This includes family members
    going to a family therapy session.
  • Anyone reporting symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a CARE Team assessment will be directed
    to complete a phone or virtual assessment.
  • CARE Team will coordinate with the Emergency Department to care for a patient with an acute
    mental health issue and symptoms of COVID-19.

Additionally, all non-essential visitors, vendors, and contractors are prohibited from hospital facilities
while these restrictions are in place.



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