Visitation

Hospital Visitor Guidance (Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022)

 

HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital screens all visitors and restricts visitation as needed to protect the health of patients and caregivers.

Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital will close our facilities to visitors. While we understand the hardship on our patients and their families, we make this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our patients and our caregivers as COVID-positive rates continue to grow in our region.  We encourage visiting for in-patients be through alternative electronic methods such as Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Google Duo.

HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital will screen everyone who enters the hospital for symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, myalgia, or new onset of loss of taste or smell).

  • Anyone entering the hospital is required to perform hand hygiene and wear a mask at all times. Cloth masks will not be allowed in the hospital. A hospital approved mask will be issued to visitors/patients to wear instead of a cloth mask.
  • There is no public access to rest rooms.

For purposes of this guidance, parents of patients who are under the age of 18 years old, attorneys of patients and companions for patients with intellectual and/or physical disabilities are not considered visitors but must be screened when entering the hospital.

The patient’s care team is available to discuss modifications to the Visitor Guidance.

Comfort Measures Only (CMO) Patients:

  • End-of-life visits for both COVID-positive and COVID-negative patients will be limited to 30 minutes, with a maximum of 2 visitors, for a one-time visit. Visitors will be required to wear additional personal protective equipment provided by the hospital.

Birthing Center Patients:

  • One support person will be allowed. Support person cannot leave the hospital and return.

Other Consideration all areas:

  • No visitors under the age of 18 years will be allowed in the hospital.
  • Parents of patients who are under the age of 18 years, attorneys of patients and companions for patients with intellectual and/or physical disabilities are not considered visitors but must be screened when entering the hospital (applicable to all inpatient areas, intensive care units and Emergency Room).
  • Any clergy who visits HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital campuses on official business to tend to the sick are not considered visitors.  However, they must follow all COVID precautions, including screenings and wearing of PPE.  Upon arrival on the unit, all visiting clergy should contact the charge RN and or RN caring for the patient. Staff can update them and assist with any additional PPE application.
  • The patient’s care team is available to discuss adjustments/exceptions to the Visitor Guide.