Beginning November 3, Van Wert Health – Hospital will ease some of its restrictions for visiting patients in the hospital. In all patient care areas, visiting hours are from 8 AM – 8 PM daily.
Expanding visitation has substantial benefits to our patients and their loved ones. We look at visitors as an added layer of our patient support team” shared Elizabeth Neuschwanger, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “The virus is better understood now than when it first appeared. With proper protocols in place, safe visitation is possible.”
The visitation guidelines are available to view online at: vanwerthealth.org/visit. A summary of the updates includes:
- Two visitors per day, 12 years or older, for inpatient adults and pediatrics who do not have COVID-19.
- One adult visitor per day for inpatient adults with COVID-19 and two adult visitors per day for inpatient pediatrics with COVID-19.
- Labor and delivery patients may have two visitors. Siblings are welcome to visit and will be counted as one of the permitted visitors.
As a reminder, the hospital screens each visitor at the entrance to the building and everyone is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. If a visitor does not have a mask, Van Wert Health will provide one.
Vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Check with your medical provider, pharmacy, or local health department to ask questions or to arrange for your vaccine.