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SVMHS Updates Visitor Policy to Protect Patients and Staff

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SVMHS Updates Visitor Policy to Protect Patients and Staff

Salinas Valley Memorial HealthcareSystemis taking additional measures to reduce the spread of COVID 19 in the community. A no visitor policy goes into effect tonight and applies to Healthcare System hospital and clinics.

There are limited circumstances in which a visitor will be allowed including the following:

  • Two parents or legal guardians for NICU and pediatric patients.
  • One birth partner in the Labor & Delivery, Obstetric Emergency Department (OB-ED) and Mother/Baby units.
  • One caregiver as a constant companion who actively assists with the patient’s care.
  • One assistant during an outpatient appointment who needs help walking, getting to the bathroom or understanding instructions.
  • One parent if the patient is a minor being seen in the emergency department or during an outpatient appointment.
  • End of life patient care situations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with a maximum of two visitors.

SVMHS recommends using FaceTime, Skype or the patient room phone to connect with loved not allowed to visit patient stay. The policy will be reevaluated at a later date. For additional measures in place at SVMHS, visit svmh.com/coronavirus.