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Visitation Policies

King’s Daughters Medical Center recognizes the importance and the rights of patients to have visitors; however, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be restricting visitation for the health and safety of our patients and staff.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • There will be no visitation for patients who require isolation.
  • All visitors must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Visitor must stay in room with patient at all times; if patient leaves room for procedure/test, visitor must stay in the room. Visiting hours are 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Clergy may visit during these times.

VISITATION TIMES:

  • ICU: Visiting allowed at 10:00am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm for 30 minutes – one (1) adult at a time. Clergy allowed at these times.
  • MEDICAL: Two (2) visitors allowed during visiting hours – one (1) visitor at a time.
  • SURGICAL: Two (2) visitors allowed during visiting hours – one (1) visitor at a time.
  • LDRP:
    • If patient is COVID +, they may have one visitor during their hospitalization. (Applies for 10 full days after someone has COVID.)
    • If patient in OB triage, they may have one (1) visitor with them.
    • If patient admitted to LDRP with negative COVID test, they may have two (2) visitors during the admission.
  • Emergency Room: One (1) adult (preferably a family member) may accompany an adult ER patient into an exam room. Both parents may accompany an ER patient who is a minor into the exam room.
  • OUTPATIENT SURGERY: One (1) visitor before and after surgery. Must stay in patient room while patient in surgery.
  • OUTPATIENT TESTING: No visitor will be allowed in this area unless required for patient assistance (physically or mentally incapacitated) – includes Radiology, Lab, Pain, Vein, Echo, etc.
  • KDMC Clinics: No visitor will be allowed unless required for patient assistance or is a pediatric patient. (see exception below)

EXCEPTIONS:

  • All pediatric patients may have two (2) adult visitors in any area of the hospital or clinics; both must be parents, guardians, or caregivers. The caregiver will be allowed overnight stays.
  • If the patient is physically or mentally incapacitated, one (1) adult caregiver may accompany the patient for the duration of the visit.
  • In an end-of-life situation, visitors may be approved by physician or NP. (They may authorize visitors under 18.)
  • A physician or NP must approve exceptions to the visitation policy.
  • Exceptions must be documented in the patient record and communicated to the door monitoring personnel.

VISITORS:

  • All visitors and patients must wear a mask or face covering at all times.
  • All visitors to the hospital will have temperature and symptom assessments. Any visitor with fever or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to enter. Any visitor under home isolation orders per MSDH or awaiting a COVID-19 test result will not be allowed entry.
  • Any visitor allowed in the hospital must remain in the room with the patient at all times. Any visitor who does not follow the guidelines will be escorted out of the building.
  • There will be no visitors allowed in the clinic waiting areas except as noted for pediatric patients or incapacitated adults needing caregiver assistance.