Good Samaritan Hospital is relaxing some of it’s visitation guidelines while others remain strict.
Hospital Chief Operating Officer Adam Thacker says changes that go into effect today include allowing one visitor throughout the continuity of care…
Also, window visits are available on the 3GM Medical/Surgical Unit for one designated visitor. Visits must be scheduled with 3GM Management.
ICU patients who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID can have window visits with one designated visitor on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.
Hospital CEO Rob McLlin says although Knox County is at the yellow advisory level and COVID cases are decreasing, they still need to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
Sullivan County Community Hospital is also updating its visitor policy this week.
Under the new restrictions non COVID patients are limited to one visitor.
This applies to OB and outpatient surgery patients as well.
The hospital says people who are at end of life situations are limited to two visitors.
Visitors of any kind have to be 18 years old or older.
Temperature checks and covid-19 screenings are still in place.
Officials say no visitors will be allowed in any outpatient departments such as ERs, Labs and Rehab services.
The only exception to the rule is if the patient is a minor or has a mental, physical or developmental disability.