The Delta Record | Davis Medical Center revises visitation guidelines

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MOKS – Effective immediately, Davis Medical Center is resuming less restrictive guidelines for visitors to inpatient units, outpatient clinics, and the emergency department.

As COVID-19 hospitalizations decline from pandemic levels, DMC’s Incident Command team has revised policies to reduce restrictions. Full details regarding the visitation policy for DMC can be found on the website https://www.davishealthsystem.org/patients-visitors/visitation-hours. Here is a summary of the changes:

• Minimum Visitor Age – Children under 12 are not permitted to visit. The minimum age of visitors is determined on an individual basis, taking into account the diagnosis of the patient as well as the roommate (if applicable).

• All visitors will enter through the main entrance.

• Masks are mandatory throughout the tour

Day surgery unit

• Adult patients are allowed one guest in the registration and waiting areas before the procedure. Social distancing rules apply in waiting areas.

• Pediatric surgery patients are entitled to two support persons. Support persons must be 18 years of age or older.

• Adult patients for outpatient diagnostic visits are permitted to be accompanied by one guest.

• Visitors are not permitted in the operating room or day surgery procedure room. With the permission of the attending physician, the spouse or other significant person may be allowed into the operating room for the surgical delivery of babies.

emergency department

• Visitors must stay with the patient and no one leaving the patient’s room will be allowed to re-enter. Two support people (family, friends, or others) may be present with the patient for emotional support during the emergency department visit, unless the person’s presence violates the patient’s rights or safety. others or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The person may or may not be the patient’s substitute decision maker or legal representative.

• Parents or designated support persons will be permitted to stay with pediatric patients at all times.

Place of laurels

• Daily visiting hours: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

• One visitor at a time.

• Call for a viewing appointment at (304) 630-3508

Family Birthing Center

• Two visitors are allowed during the work (even if the work takes place at night). After the newborn is born, only one visitor/support person is allowed to stay overnight for emotional support during the hospital stay. Must be the same two visitors throughout the hospital stay.

• Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Please note that Quiet Time hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. It is a time to allow the patient to rest and new families to bond. Visitors will be asked to leave a message at the nurses’ station.

• All visitors must be at least 18 years old.

• All visitors will be granted access via a secure entry intercom system. Visitors/support persons may only enter and exit during established visiting hours.

• Visitors with known or suspected infections will be asked not to come to the family birthing unit.

Nord 2 and Clinical Decision Unit (CDU)

• Visiting hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Visitors/support persons may enter and exit only during established visiting hours.

• Two visitors per patient, per day. Must be the same two visitors throughout the hospital stay. One of these people may be present with the patient for emotional support during the hospital stay or outpatient visit, unless their presence infringes the rights or safety of others or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The person may or may not be the patient’s substitute decision maker or legal representative.

• Parents or designated support persons will be permitted to stay with pediatric patients at all times.

intensive care unit

• Visiting hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Visitors/support persons may enter and exit only during established visiting hours.

• All visitors will enter through the intensive care waiting room.

• Two visitors per patient, per day. Must be the same two visitors throughout the hospital stay. One of these individuals may be present with the patient for emotional support during the hospital stay or outpatient visit, unless the individual’s presence would adversely affect the rights or safety of the patient. others or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The person may or may not be the patient’s substitute decision maker or legal representative.

• All visitors must be at least 13 years old.

• Special situations may arise and lead to a change in visiting hours. For example, visitors may be asked to leave or wait for a quieter time if a patient is having problems, even if they are not a member of your family. These decisions will be made at the discretion of the nurse.

• Parents or designated support persons will be allowed to stay with pediatric patients.

Ambulatory diagnostics (laboratory and x-ray) and all doctors’ offices will allow two visitors per patient.

DirectCare from Elkins and 259STAT in Davis, W. Va. are fully open and see patients inside the facilities. Patients with covid symptoms will be asked to use the drive-thru care option to protect those in waiting areas. Patients with acute illnesses and injuries can enter the building. Masks are required to enter.

Please call (304) 636-3300 with any questions.

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