Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is allowing one visitor for most hospital patients, in line with visitor restrictions across Samaritan Health Services.
The Samaritan policy has limited exceptions:
- Patients under the age of 18 and patients receiving end-of-life care will be allowed two visitors per day.
- Those not admitted as inpatients will be allowed one visitor only if needed to help the patient get around within the facility. This applies to outpatient appointments at all hospitals, clinics and other facilities.
- COVID-19 patients may have one healthy visitor per day only if the patient is under the age of 18 or is incapacitated and incapable of making health-related decisions. COVID-19 patients receiving end-of-life care may have two healthy visitors per day.
In addition to these restrictions, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center has outlined a few policies for visitors of hospitalized patients:
- All visitors must wear a face mask or covering at all times, including in the patient room.
- Visitors are required to respect social distancing and keep at least six feet between themselves and others.
- Visitors must use hand sanitizer as they enter and exit the patient’s room.
- Visiting hours are between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
- Visitors are only allowed in the patient room, except to enter and exit the hospital and to use the restroom. Visitors are not allowed in the Valley View Cafeteria, Garden View Café, Good Sam’s Gift Shop or anywhere else around the hospital.
- Visitors may order room service from the cafeteria by calling ext. 3663.
- Only one visitor is allowed per patient, per day. Once the visitor exits the hospital, they will not be readmitted that day.
Learn more about Samaritan’s procedures in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic at samhealth.org/Coronavirus.