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A PSA message from Adventist Health/Rideout

 March 16, 2020   Dear patients and family members, 

 Thank you for choosing Adventist Health and Rideout for your health care needs. We are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff members, and the general public while maintaining high quality care at our hospital.

 The daily evolving clinical dynamics of COVID 19 are necessitating reducing exposure of visitors at Adventist Health and Rideout. Based on this need, the visitor limitation guidance below was created to support patient and staff safety. Please understand this information is dynamic and changing hour by hour. 

 Visitation Policies:  Effective Tuesday, March 17 at 8 a.m. local time, Adventist Health and Rideout will begin following new visitor guidelines until further notice:

 NO visitors will be allowed on hospital units or in the emergency room except for OB patients and those who are critically ill and/or at the end of life. In such cases, visitors will be limited to only ONE visitor on a 24-hour basis. 

 For OB patients and for those who are critically ill or at the end of life, visiting will be limited further as follows: • Visitors who have any flu-like symptoms may not visit. These symptoms include: Runny nose Fever Cough and trouble breathing • Visitors who have traveled outside of the United States in the past 14 days may not visit. • Visitors who have had close contact with someone diagnosed with Coronavirus may not visit. • No visitors under 18 years of age. • All visitors will be screened for Coronavirus risk upon entry and will be asked to not continue the visit if determined at risk.

 We understand the importance of visitors and loved ones, we want to take all precautions for everyone who enters our doors.

 We recommend using FaceTime, Skype or the phone in your room to connect with and update your loved ones who cannot visit during your stay. If you have questions or need additional information, please talk to your nurse.

 Thank you for helping us protect the health and safety of all who come to our campus during this unique time. We appreciate your understanding and your cooperation. 

 For more information, please visit adventisthealthrideout.org 

 Sincerely,  Cyndy Gordon, RN