Good Samaritan has once again updated visitor restrictions based on local
and national COVID-19 data. These new guidelines are for both inpatient
and outpatient areas in the hospital, and physician practices.
Beginning June 29, 2020, the following visitation guidelines will be in place:
- Inpatient visitation hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Visitors may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient
at a time in the facility is allowed.
- All visitors must wear the name tag / arm band issued to them at the screening station.
- All visitors must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing,
even in patient rooms.
- Visitors must follow any isolation precautions in place.
- Visitors must be 16 years or older.
- Visitors must practice good hand hygiene by washing their hands and / or
using hand sanitizer prior to entering the room and upon leaving.
- Visitors must limit traffic in the hospital and stay in patient room /
area or exit the building.
- Visitors accompanying patients in Outpatient Infusion and Medical / Physician
Practices must remain with the patient or waiting room and wear a mask.
- Inpatient Behavioral Health patients can have one designated visitor per
stay Monday through Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Patients and visitors will still need to be screened before entering the
hospital, provider offices and clinics. A detailed visitation policy can
be found on Good Samaritan’s website at
Rob McLin, President and CEO of Good Samaritan, stated that the hospital
is changing the visitation policy, but keeping a close eye on the number
of COVID cases in the community. “We know how important it is to
our patients and their health to have that support of family and friends
while they are in the hospital as an inpatient or receiving outpatient
care,” he said. “Screening, hand hygiene and mandatory face
masks will still be enforced to ensure everyone’s safety.”
As always, hospital officials are still urging those in the community who
have a respiratory illness to first call their primary care provider on
the phone to receive guidance on appropriate care. Depending on severity
of the illness, the patient may be given guidance on how to self-treat
at home or in severe cases to seek emergency medical attention.
Patients who may not feel comfortable visiting the hospital for medical
care are encouraged to utilize Good Samaritan’s virtual health care
options through My Health Live, which can be accessed by visiting
gshvin.org/my-health-live. Patients can also call a 24/7 nurse triage hotline to discuss their symptoms;
the phone number is 812-885-3331. If care is needed, the nurse will direct
the patient on where to go and what to do. A symptom checker for coronavirus
is also available through My Chart.
Information about the coronavirus and the hospital’s current restrictions
can be found at