Some Visitors Allowed In Peace Island Medical Center

Posted February 21, 2021 at 5:00 am by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical CenterFrom Peace­Health

Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter con­tin­ues to mon­i­tor the preva­lence of COVID-19 in our com­mu­ni­ty to ensure the health and safe­ty of our patients, vis­i­tors and staff mem­bers until COVID-19 is no longer a pub­lic health threat.

On Fri­day, Feb. 19, we adjust­ed our vis­i­tor pol­i­cy to allow for lim­it­ed vis­i­tor access at our med­ical center.

Patients who are not COVID-19 sus­pect or pos­i­tive are allowed one des­ig­nat­ed vis­i­tor dur­ing their stay. Two vis­i­tors are allowed on a case-by-case basis for:

  • Minor patients (par­ents or legal guardians only)
  • Patients with a cog­ni­tive or phys­i­cal disability
  • Patients at the end-of-life

Oth­er excep­tions may be made at the dis­cre­tion of the Peace­Health Peace Island’s clin­i­cal care team.

We rec­og­nize that hav­ing a loved one by a patient’s side is impor­tant dur­ing a hos­pi­tal stay. We believe these changes best bal­ance com­fort for our patients and fam­i­lies while still effec­tive­ly safe­guard­ing against the spread of COVID-19 for our patients, care­givers and the broad­er community.

Peace­Health Med­ical Group clin­ics will con­tin­ue to lim­it vis­i­tors except for those accom­pa­ny­ing patients need­ing assis­tance. Exam­ples of patients who may require assis­tance include those with phys­i­cal or cog­ni­tive impair­ments. In addi­tion, vis­i­tors will be per­mit­ted in those clin­i­cal sit­u­a­tions where a vis­i­tor will be inte­gral to the deci­sion mak­ing and infor­ma­tion exchange process, for exam­ple, for Obstet­rics, Pal­lia­tive Care, Oncol­o­gy and major pro­ce­dur­al discussions.

Con­sis­tent with cur­rent safe­ty mea­sures at Peace­Health facil­i­ties, all vis­i­tors will be screened for fever and COVID-19 symp­toms before enter­ing the facil­i­ty. Vis­i­tors must also wear a mask dur­ing their entire vis­it, clean hands fre­quent­ly, prac­tice social dis­tanc­ing and refrain from trav­el with­in the facility.

Vis­it peacehealth.org/coronavirus for more infor­ma­tion about vis­i­ta­tion and safe­ty mea­sures at Peace­Health, as well as oth­er edu­ca­tion and pre­ven­tion resources relat­ed to COVID-19.

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