Hospital Visitor Policies
Carondelet Health Network uses a tiered approach for hospital visitation, which can change based on ongoing COVID trends. To promote a safe environment for visitors and for patients, visitation may be limited. Please check with each facility before visiting as policy is subject to change.
Special circumstances may apply for support persons for childbirth or end-of-life patients, to be determined by hospital administration.
Please also remember that regardless of the Level, Universal Source Control (i.e., Masking) is still recommended for individuals who:
- Have symptoms of COVID 19 or other respiratory illnesses
- Have high risk exposure to individual(s) with COVID 19 infection within the past 10 days
- Work/reside on a unit experiencing a COVID 19 outbreak
- Have increased potential for developing severe disease
We appreciate your understanding and partnership in maintaining a healing environment for our patients.
Who Can Visit?
At Carondelet visitors may include a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), family member or a friend. Visitation rights won’t be restricted, limited or denied on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
Restrictions and Limitations
Carondelet Health Network’s primary concern is the care and safety of our patients. Patients always have the right to deny visitors at any time. Patient visits also may be restricted for the following reasons:
- Visitation interferes with the care of the patient or other patients.
- Visitation poses a safety threat for the patient, other patients, doctors, associates or volunteers, including disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind.
- The patient has specific infection control needs requiring special precautions including patient isolation and disease outbreaks or epidemics such as H1N1, RSV, measles or other illness.
- The patient is undergoing a procedure requiring control of the environment.
- The patient or another patient is experiencing a medical emergency requiring immediate intervention.
- The hospital is aware that the patient has a court order restricting visitation.
- The patient or patient’s roommate has a specific clinical need for privacy or rest.
- Visitation interferes with the clinical therapeutic treatment plan for the patient, such as a mental health patient or a patient who has experienced abuse.
- The number and location of visitors in a designated area may be limited to ensure compliance with National Fire Protection Agency regulations, including ensuring egress corridors and exits are free of obstruction and maximum occupancy standards are maintained.
If you have questions about visitation, call us at: