​All visitors must follow these guidelines:

Note: Labor and delivery patients and their visitors are allowed to enter through the East Entrance for COVID-19 screening. Same day patients (surgery and GI procedures) will enter at the North Patient Tower entrance. Emergency room visitor presenting with the patient to triage will be screened by the triage nurse. ER visitor presenting after the patient is in the room will need to enter through the East Entrance for COVID-19 screening. No outside food or drink is allowed to be brought in the Emergency Department.

UPDATED Nov. 24, 2021:

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY STAFF AND VISITORS WHILE IN THE FACILITY.

VISITATION

CRMC encourages families to stay updated with their hospitalized loved ones via phone with calling and texting as well as video apps like FaceTime.

Beginning Nov. 24, there will be one visitor allowed at a time with the ability to swap out for all general, ICU and COVID-positive patients.

There will also be two visitors allowed for OB patients. One visitor with no swap-out allowed for ED and same day surgery patients.

Masks are still required to be worn by faculty, staff and patients while in the hospital due to CDC guidelines.

Visitation hours remain the same, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

All visitors must enter through the North Patient Tower for check-in.

FOR ALL PATIENTS:

  • One designated visitor per in-patient/observation per day. 
  • Visitors have the ability to swap out.
  • Visitation hours will be daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • No overnight stays will be permitted. (Those patients with special needs will be allowed one overnight support visitor if approved by the attending physician.)
  • One parent/guardian per pediatric patient. (Overnight stays are allowed.)
  • Two designated support persons allowed in the birthing center. (Overnight stays are allowed.)
  • One support person allowed for surgery and procedure patients, including same-day patients. (That person must wait in a room until the patient is done with surgery or in their car to wait for a phone call.)
  • One visitor in the emergency department, with no swapping out visitors.
  • One visitor for outpatient testing or appointments at the OIC.
  • One visitor for appointments at the Cancer Center.
  • One designated visitor per patient in the Inpatient rehab center. (For patients currently in semi-private rooms, visitors would have to meet the patients in the dining area and remain masked for the visit.)
  • No visitors for outpatient testing or appointments.
  • No visitors under the age of 16.
  • End of Life - Attending physician will determine number of visitors for end-of-life situations, along with overnight visitors, as long as it does not exceed four (4) family members at a time.
  • Cafe remains open to visitors.

COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS:

Beginning Wednesday, November 24, there will be one visitor allowed at a time with the ability to swap out for COVID patients.
 
Visitors will not be allowed to leave the patient room during their stay or visit the cafeteria.
 
The screeners will hand out masks, gowns, face shields and gloves to all visitors when they come into the hospital. The visitor must wear the PPE given out by the hospital. No exceptions. The appropriate disposal
of PPE will be ensured by facility staff.
 
Proper training on PPE will be given by the trained healthcare worker to ensure PPE is properly put on and removed along with appropriate hand hygiene.
 
PPE will be put on prior to entering the patient room.
 
No overnight stays will be permitted.
 
There cannot be any photos or videos taken inside the medical center or the patient room or medical unit.
 
In the event of an emergency, visitors may be asked to leave immediately.
 
All visitors must enter through the North Patent Tower entrance only.
 
There is a risk of contracting COVID-19 during an in-person visit. Consider alternative interaction (cell phone, video calls) with your loved one if possible.
 
For your protection, please follow the safety measures below.
 
Wear the protective equipment given to you at all times while in the patient room. This includes a gown, mask, gloves and eye protection.
 
Avoid touching your face and limit the surfaces touched in the room when possible.
 
Just before you exit the room, remove your gloves first, then eye protection and gown last. Put in trash can inside the room.
 
Leave your mask on and use hand sanitizer to clean your hands right outside the room.
 
Only visit the patient room and minimize the time spent in other areas of the hospital.

DESIGNATE ONE FAMILY MEMBER TO BE THE PATIENT CONTACT

The patient or family should designate one contact person within the family for patient updates. The patient’s nurse will call that contact person daily with an update between 2–4 p.m. CRMC asks family members and caregivers refrain from calling the nursing unit for information unless it is an emergency.

PATIENT FOOD FROM OUTSIDE
 
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the facility, CRMC will be following these restrictions:
  • If a patient’s family brings food for the patient from outside the facility, it must not be brought from home and it cannot be stored in the refrigerator. If the food can stay in the patient’s room, it is okay for the patient to have food from outside. 
  • Patients can have clean clothing or phone/chargers (things that can be wiped down) brought in a bag and taken to the nurse by front door staff or the patient’s nurse may pick up from front desk.
  • The nurse will then check items and wipe down if possible.
  • It is okay to continue to have food delivered for staff to front desk.
  • No outside food or drink allowed in the Emergency Department. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME.

VISITOR SCREENING:

Those visitors allowed in the medical center will be screened before being allowed to visit patients.

Screening will consist of a list of questions to determine risk of illness.

*ALL VISITORS MUST BE 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

LIMITED ENTRY POINTS FOR THE PUBLIC

Only three entrances will remain open for entry by the general public:

  • Main Entrance (North Tower)
  • East Entrance
  • ED Entrance

(The Cancer Center entrance will remain open for Cancer Center patients only. No other visitors may access the hospital from that entrance.)

Employees will still be able to enter in the East Entrance, North Tower Main Entrance, West Entrance and Loading Dock Entrance with their badge.