Grady General Hospital updates visitor policies

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital has updated hospital visitor policies, per Grady General Hospital administrator Crystal Wells.
“We’ve updated our visitation policies as we continue to balance COVID-19 related precautions with the needs of our patients and their families,” said Wells.
The new visitation policies are:
· Patients at G.G.H., who are not suspected or confirmed COVID-19 positive, may have one visitor at a time, with a limit of three different visitors each day. The visitors are asked to use hand sanitizer when entering the patient room and must wear a mask at all times.
·  Labor and Delivery patients are allowed one designated support person. No other visitors will be permitted in Labor and Delivery. After the baby is born, patients may have one visitor at a time, with a limit of three different visitors each day. The designated support person will not count as a visitor.
· Patients at the hospital for a procedure may have one visitor accompany them and wait in a waiting room during the procedure. The visitor will be issued an armband and must wear a mask at all times.
· Patients at the hospital for an outpatient diagnostic procedure should enter the facility alone unless they require assistance.
· Patients at the emergency department may have one designated visitor at bedside as appropriate, with two visitors allowed if the patient is a minor. No visitors will be allowed to wait in the waiting areas. If there is an influx of COVID-19 cases in the E.D., visitation may be suspended at the discretion of the facility.
· Patients that are suspected or confirmed to be COVID-19 positive will not be allowed to have visitors.
The visitation policies are at the discretion of the facility, and may change due to the number of COVID-19 cases. More information may be found online at www.archobld.org/openandsafe.

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