COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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Visitor Restrictions

Visitation Policy

Current Visitor Policy & Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions – Updated March 9, 2021

Given the current exposure and spread of COVID-19 in our community, the following visitor restrictions are in place to protect the health and safety of our patients, healthcare providers and community.

INPATIENT CARE

INPATIENT CARE – Non-COVID-19

Two individuals at a time will be permitted to visit hospitalized patients from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. A patient may have as many visitors as they would like throughout the day to promote family-centered care. A loved one is encouraged to be present during the attending physician’s rounds. Our attending physicians generally round from 8 a.m. - noon.

COVID-19

Patients confirmed with having COVID-19 will not be permitted to have visitors. An exception can be made for end-of-life care. In this situation, one person may visit for one hour each day. The visitor must complete a waiver before being permitted to visit.

As visitation is restricted, the care team will update the patient’s designated spokesperson twice each day at the bedside. One of these updates will be offered through a visual communication platform, such as FaceTime or Skype.

Family and friends will be permitted to drop off essential items for care and communication, and a LMHS associate will deliver these items to the patient’s room. Items must be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please do not bring valuables.

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Lima Memorial Physicians and LMHS Outpatient Testing and Therapy

Patients may be accompanied by one individual to their appointment.

Surgical, Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Radiology Procedures and Oncology & Infusion Services

Patients presenting for oncology or infusion services, surgery, cardiac catheterization or interventional radiology procedures may have up to two visitors accompany them.

Emergency Center Visitor Restrictions

Two individuals at a time will be permitted to accompany a patient receiving care in the Emergency Center.

Clergy Visitation

Upon request of the patient, church clergy members may visit. Clergy will be required to follow all other visitor restrictions and policies, including universal masking and temperature checks. Clergy members are not free to indiscriminately visit other patients or go from room to room. If local clergy members have received requests to visit more than one patient from their congregation / parish, they will be required to have the name and approval from the patient for a visit. In this instance, the Administrator on Site or appropriate staff member will determine if any (NON-COVID-19) infection control cross contamination risks exist prior to approval of those type of visits. If you have any questions, please contact Pastoral Care Services at 419-998-4596.

Important Information Regarding Visitor Restrictions:

  • To ensure a safe environment, visitors must go directly to the patient’s room, wear a face covering at all times and maintain a physical distance of six feet from others.
  • The Administrator on Site (AOS) is the only person who can provide exceptions and clearance for visitors.
  • All visitors must obtain a visitor badge before entering and undergo a health screening. Visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital.
  • There are no age restrictions for visitors.

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