To protect our patients, visitors and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following visitor restrictions are being implemented at Broadlawns Medical Center and Clinics.
Effective Wednesday, October 14, 2020, visitors will be allowed in the following circumstances:
Medical Surgical Unit and ICU:
- One designated caregiver 24/7, if necessary to the patient’s care (confusion/delirium, visual or auditory impairment, etc.).
- One support person from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., to provide emotional support to a patient.
Patient is imminently dying:
- Two caregivers/support persons will be allowed at a time and may rotate at the discretion of the clinical team. Visitors under the age of 16 may be allowed only in this case, at the discretion of the clinical team.
Patient is a minor under the age of 18 years and an inpatient:
- Two parents/caregivers/guardians will be allowed at a time and may rotate at the discretion of the clinical team.
- One support person 24/7 in addition to one doula or outside birth coach during labor and delivery only.
ED and Outpatient Surgery:
- One designated caregiver if applicable or one support person.
Outpatient Clinics (including Pediatrics Clinic):
- One designated caregiver if applicable.
Visitors will be screened upon entry for symptoms of COVID-19. Visitors must be 16 years of age or older, free of any signs of illness, and must bring and wear a mask upon entering the hospital or clinic. Individuals at high risk for severe disease or unable to wear a mask should not visit.
We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, right now restricting visitors is in the best interest of our hospitalized patients and staff.