Loved ones are welcome again.

It’s been a hard year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has faced a number of new challenges as we have worked to protect each other’s health and well-being. Perhaps one of the biggest of those challenges has been separation from others – whether that means forgoing in-person gatherings, grabbing coffee with a friend or visiting a loved one who is receiving care at the hospital.

As we come closer than ever to putting the pandemic behind us, we are pleased to announce that our visitation restrictions are relaxing, and loved ones are welcome again. We know that it has been difficult to be apart from family and friends who are receiving care, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding while restrictions were in place to protect the health of our patients and staff.

We are so pleased to welcome our patients’ loved ones back to the hospital to visit. Our updated visitor policy can be found below.

It’s been a hard year. Let’s make the next one better…together.

Visitor Policy

To better protect our patients, providers, employees, and community, the following visitation guidelines have been implemented.

  1. All visitors entering the building will need to wear a mask continuously while here in the building.

  2. All visitors should enter building through the ED door and proceed through the thermometer screening process.

    Visitors at this check point will be asked to read through the screening questions.
    1. Have you had close contact with a person who is positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

    2. Do you have a new loss of taste or smell?

    3. Do you have any symptoms of respiratory infection or flu? (cough, runny/stuffy nose, watery eyes, sore throat)

  3. Visitors answering “Yes” to any one or more questions, or their temperature is outside the guideline, should leave the facility immediately and reschedule their visit for a later date or go to the admission desk for further instruction. (Admissions will refer them to leave or call House Supervisor)

  4. Visitors proceeding to enter the building are self-attesting they have answered “NO” to all 3 questions above.

Emergency Department Visitation – Masks are required at all times

  1. Adult patients seen in ED may have 1 person with them in the treatment room.

  2. If the person being seen in ED is a minor under the age of 18, both parents may be present in the room as space permits.

  3. No one under the age of 18 may be allowed to visit a person in the ED unless he/she is the parent of a minor being treated.

ICU Visitation - Masks are required at all times.

  1. Visiting hours for ICU are from 7:30am to 8:30am, 10:30am to 2pm, and 4pm to 8pm.

  2. Please limit visitors to not more than two visitors at a time.

  3. Covid positive patients: Check in at desk before entering room.No more than 1 visitor at a time– Must be 18 y/o or older.

    1. Non-N95 mask, gown, and eye covering to be worn by visitors in Covid positive rooms.

Family Birth Center Visitation - Masks are required at all times.

  1. Visiting hours for FBC are from 11am to 1pm, and 4pm to 8pm.

  2. Please limit visitors to not more than two visitors at a time.

  3. Only grandparents and siblings 12 years of age and above may visit.

Med/Surg Unit Visitation – Masks are required at all times.

  1. Visiting hours for WPMC Medical/Surgical Unit are from 8am to 8pm daily.

  2. Please limit visitors to not more than two visitors at a time, must be 18 y/o or older.

  3. Covid positive patients: Check in at desk before entering room. No more than 1 visitor at a time– Must be 18 y/o or older.

    1. Non-N95 mask, gown, and eye covering to be worn by visitors in Covid positive rooms.