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Visiting Policy

 

Visitor Restrictions in Place for the Maternity, Nursery and Pediatric Units
In order to protect our patients from the flu and other illnesses, visitor restrictions have been put in place at the Mohawk Valley Health System for the Maternity, Nursery and Pediatric Units at the St. Luke’s Campus and the Pediatric Unit at the St. Elizabeth Campus. Maternity, Nursery and Pediatrics patients are at greater risk of complications from the flu. Therefore, only parents, grandparents and birthing coaches may visit at this time. These visitors are asked not to come on the unit if they have a fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose.

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Center has implemented an open visiting policy to allow visitors any time of day.

Visits from friends and family can be an important part of a patient’s recovery. We know how comforting it can be to have friends and family nearby during your hospitalization and we want to ensure that you enjoy the opportunity to receive visitors.

Pediatric patients shall be allowed at least one parent/guardian to remain with the patient at all times, to the extent possible, in regard to the patient's health and safety.

We recognize each patient’s right to designate and receive visitors and you may also withdraw the consent for visitation at any time.

Visitation may be limited if clinical indicators warrant restrictions in order to promote recovery.

Visitors under 16 years old should be accompanied by an adult.


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