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Visitor Information


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Maintaining a Safe and Effective Care Environment

A safe and effective care environment is our highest priority, and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals and medical practices have undertaken necessary steps to protect our patients and workforce as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves.

Visitation

The following visitation procedures and guidelines pertain to all adult medical/surgical/critical care/in-patients.

  • Identification of Patient Representative and/or Support Person will be obtained at registration and again during the admission process by nursing and documented in the electronic medical record in the usual manner.
  • Visiting hours will be restricted to 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Visits are limited to two support persons at a time. No more than (2) two support person may visit a non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 patient at any time during the (4) four hours designated for visitation. Individuals age (70) seventy or older are not encouraged to be support persons due to increased risk of COVID-19-19 infection.  In situations where additional persons are determined to be appropriate to allow at the bedside for end of life and/or for longer visiting hours, the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and Engagement Officer should be consulted for approval.
  • Total time for visiting cannot exceed a four-hour maximum unless approved by the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and Engagement Officer.
  • All support persons/support persons/visitors will be screened at the point of entry.  Febrile support persons/visitors with a rash, cough, running nose or watery red eyes should not visit patients.   Support persons/visitors must wear and be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Support persons visitors who fail to wear a mask and other PPE will be asked to leave the facility
  • Two support persons/visitors will be permitted to accompany a patient into the emergency department treatment area
  • Two support persons/visitors will be permitted to accompany a patient in outpatient procedural/diagnostic testing areas.  For surgical patients, two support persons/visitors will be permitted to stay with the patient until they are transported to the OR. The support persons/visitors may then wait in a designated waiting area or may leave the hospital and return once the patient is out of the recovery room, at which time the support persons/visitor scan return to the patient’s bedside. Exceptions for visitation will be made for the visitor or support person outside of the normal visitation window if necessary.  For patients being discharged, two support persons/visitors will be permitted to stay with the patient until they exit the facility.
  • An orange sticker with the date and room number will be placed on the visitor’s person by the visitor.
  • All support persons/visitors will be educated on how to perform meticulous hand hygiene and how to wear appropriate PPE and must adhere these procedures
  • Once in the facility, support persons/visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when directed by the hospital staff to leave during aerosol-generating procedures or other procedures during which support persons/visitors are usually asked to leave.
  • All support persons/visitors will be educated on how to perform meticulous hand hygiene and how to wear appropriate PPE and must adhere to these procedures
  • Visitation to inpatient units will be limited to individuals > 18 years of age.
 

View our complete COVID-19 response, including information on testing, visitation, donations and services.  

Bon Secours Community Hospital 
160 East Main Street
Port Jervis, New York 12771
845-858-7000