KEARNEY, HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – Each Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings and CHI-Good Samaritan in Kearney modified customer insurance policies Monday to permit one customer per affected person and as much as two guests for minors.
CHI Well being Good Samaritan hospital launched this assertion Monday:
“Beginning Monday, June 8, CHI Well being Good Samaritan is as soon as once more open to guests on a restricted foundation after three months.
Monday, Good Samaritan hospital sufferers are allowed visits from one wholesome grownup. Minor sufferers will proceed to obtain visits from as much as two mother and father/guardians. Sufferers receiving finish of life care could also be allowed multiple customer as decided by the affected person’s representatives and care crew.
Within the curiosity of security for sufferers, employees and guests, there could also be circumstances requiring alterations to the hospital’s pointers.
All guests will proceed to be screened upon arrival together with temperature checks utilizing a touchless thermometer. Guests are required to put on masks always and are inspired to provide their very own masks or do-it-yourself face protecting.
Sufferers and guests can acquire entry to the hospital by way of the Emergency Room and the West Tower entrances. The west entrance is open weekdays, 5 a.m. till 5 p.m. The ER entrance is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Small deliveries like meals and flowers will probably be allowed, as properly.
The hospital has instituted further measures to advertise social distancing.
“New signage and furnishings placement promote social distancing in our bigger ready rooms. We’ve added Plexiglass partitions in a number of areas together with our admission bays, reward store and low cart. Areas like our smaller ready rooms, in addition to household kitchens and meditation rooms, the place separation is a problem, stay closed,” mentioned Michael Schnieders, president. “General, our cleansing protocols are being elevated with the protection of our sufferers, guests and employees in thoughts.”
In the meantime, Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings additionally launched a press release Monday concerning a change in its customer coverage.:
“Because the statewide pointers about COVID-19 change, Mary Lanning Healthcare is stress-free a few of its customer pointers whereas sustaining others for now.
A number of the vital adjustments embody permitting one wholesome grownup customer in a affected person’s room at any given time. Fast members of the family are nonetheless most well-liked.
Screening of holiday makers will probably be simplified however guests nonetheless want to make use of the North Entrance solely.
The next is an entire listing of the visitation pointers, which go into impact Monday, June 8.
1. Guests ought to proceed to make use of the North Entrance solely.
2. Visiting hours are 6 a.m. to six p.m. Monday by way of Friday and 9 a.m. to midday on weekends.
3. One wholesome grownup customer (instant household most well-liked) is allowed within the affected person room at a time.
4. No guests underneath age 18 are allowed.
5. Minor sufferers, NICU and newborns are allowed two wholesome mother and father/guardians at a time.
6. One wholesome grownup assist individual is allowed for surgical procedure sufferers on the time of surgical procedure. One customer per affected person is allowed on the nursing unit if the affected person is admitted.
7. No guests will probably be allowed for sufferers who’ve examined constructive for COVID-19.
8. In extenuating circumstances, comparable to imminent end-of-life conditions, after main surgical procedure or sufferers requiring additional assist, short-term visitation phrases could also be granted. The affected person’s care crew should approve all exceptions.
9. Medical employees has the authority to observe the variety of guests and prohibit visitation as wanted to satisfy the affected person’s wants.
10. All guests will proceed to be screened when coming into the hospital.
a. Screening will probably be minimized. Guests will probably be requested: “Have you ever felt ailing or had signs of an sickness throughout the final 24 hours?”
b. Guests will probably be required to put on a masks whereas within the constructing.
c. Guests might put on their very own masks. If they don’t have one, the hospital will present a material masks”