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Visitor Restrictions

Good Samaritan Visitor Restrictions / Guidelines

Good Samaritan is taking extra precautions to protect patients, employees, visitors and the general public following the Indiana State Department of Health announcing confirmed cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Indiana. This is the lastest update on procedures being put into place at Good Samaritan.

Access to Good Samaritan for patients are at these areas:

Health Pavilion

Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emergency Department

24/7

Cancer Pavilion

Open for oncology patients only. Patients will be screened and an appointment will be verified.

Inpatient Visitation Hours - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Visitation Hours - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitor Health Assessment Self-Screening

Beginning March 29th, Good Samaritan will no longer be screening visitors at the entrance. Instead, we ask that all visitors who enter the hospital complete the self-screening health assessment to determine if they are safe to visit patients in the hospital.

Click Here for the Visitor Self-Screening Tool

Visitor Guidelines:

Patient Categories Number of Visitors Length of Visitation Comments or Exceptions
Emergency Room 2 Visitors - must be 16 years or older ER visit Upon admission, two visitors may stay for a 30-minute settling-in period if outside of visitation hours.
Inpatient Visitation *Includes inpatients that are having LTC surveillance swabs performed. 2 Visitors - must be 16 years or older Visiting hours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Two visitors at a time (in the building).
No lingering in the halls or waiting area.
Inpatient Rehabilitation 2 Visitors - must be 16 years or older Visiting hours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Discharge support planning & education per current unit policy
Medical / Physician Practices 2 Visitors During Appt Must remain with patient or in designated waiting area
Perioperative Services (Surgery) 2 Visitors - must be 16 years or older Before and after procedure 2 visitors with patient throughout their stay - if patient admitted, follow inpatient visit guidelines
Outpatient Services (Lab, Cardiology, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, etc.) 2 Visitors - must be 16 years or older During Appt Must remain with patient or in designated waiting area
PUI or COVID+ and still IN ISOLATION patients unless end of life No Visitors NA Will adjust visitor requirement when
patient tests negative and out of isolation.
ICU Window Visit suspected or confirmed Positive COVID-19 2 DESIGNATED VISITORS Tues, Thurs, Sat - Scheduled Visits only Escorted to and from room, may not roam hospital during visitation
3GM Medical / Surgical Window Visit suspected or confirmed Positive COVID-19 2 DESIGNATED VISITORS Scheduled per 3GM Visitor will be provided direction via phone - will be badged into unit and shown to patient room
End of Life Not restrictred Unlimited (24/7) MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE PPE as required Chaplain/Nursing discretion on the unit. Limit family in halls and entering/exiting building multiple times
Sudden critical event Limit 2 people at a time in room - immediate family & significant others. Addt'l visitors wait in designated area which may include in personal vehicle Unlimited (24/7) Notify house supervisor for approval/appropriateness of visit for visitors under 16 years of age
Pediatric Patient: < 18 years 2 Visitors - must be 16 years or older Unlimited (24/7) Encourage parent or guardian visitation only
Patient in Labor or postpartem (COVID + or COVID -) 2 DESIGNATED Visitor -16 years or older Unlimited (24/7) One visitor or support person during the entire stay (may not change designated person
Inpatient Behavioral Health 2 DESIGNATED Visitor -18 years or older Vistor Hours
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Visitation outside of visiting hours allowed for discharge planning and education
Outpatient Infusion (Cancer Center) 1 Visitor Arrival to Discharge Must remain with patient or in waiting room and wear mask
CDU (non COVID) 1 Visitor During Appt Must remain with patient or in designated waiting area
CDU (COVID 19+) No Visitors NA NA
Expected or unexpected transfer to another medical facility outside of visitation hours 2 Visitors Within the 60 minutes prior to departure if outside of visiting hours As arranged by nursing unit or nursing supervisor
Patients with disabilities (may include, but not be limited to, altered mental status, physical, intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers or behavioral concerns) who need assistance due to the specifics of their disability, may have one designated support person with them to support their disability related needs during their stay. 2 Visitors - 16 years or older during visitor hours; 1 VISITOR WILL BE ALLOWED TO STAY AT ALL TIMES Unlimited (24/7) Each request must be evaluated by the nursing staff and department manager/nursing supervisor

*NURSING SUPERVISOR IS TO BE NOTIFIED FOR DECISION MAKING REGARDING UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES OR FOR VISITATION PAST 6PM.

*In the best interest of a patient, the healthcare team may need to alter the visitation.

*Visitors will wear a mask at all times (even when in the patient room). Visitors should bring their own masks. However, one will be provided if they arrive without a mask. Visitors who refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave or removed by security if required.

*Discharge support planning & education may occur outside of visitation hours

Patients and visitors will still need to be screened before entering the hospital, provider offices and clinics.

Valet service at the hospital has been suspended until further notice as well, however, a shuttle will still be available to pick up patients in the parking lot. Patients coming to the hospital for an outpatient visit, please be on the lookout for the valet shuttle for a ride to the door.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

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