To protect Mission Health patients and staff, the visitor restriction policy was elevated to Level 3 on March 21, and they are no longer allowing visitors to any facilities until further notice.
The exception is for pediatric and labor & delivery patients, who will be allowed to have one adult visitor with them at a time.
Mission Health has well established protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases, and they are following CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 cases, including isolating the patients and taking steps to ensure the safety of patients, employees and visitors.
To further protect patients and colleagues, Mission Health will also be reducing the number of entrances for Mission Hospital. The new entrances will be:
• Entrance 1: Emergency Department – open 24/7 to patients (ONLY PUBLIC ENTRANCE)
• Entrance 9: Labor and Delivery – accessible 24/7, for expecting mothers only.
These updates are meant to keep colleagues, patients and visitors healthy and reduce the possibility of exposure to the virus. Access and visitor restrictions are in place at all Mission Health locations, regional hospitals and CarePartners. Mission Health wants to ensure that they remain a continual resource for the communities they serve and are committed to delivering the most effective care with the best possible results.
For information, visit missionhealth.org/covid-19.
As a reminder to protect yourself and prevent the spread of illnesses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are ill
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces