VISITATION RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT – 03/27/2017
As a result of increasing cases of the flu and other viruses, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is limiting patient visitors to immediate adult family members only. Please practice proper hand-washing procedures before and after your visit to the hospital.
Potential visitors who are not feeling well or have cold/flu-like symptoms are asked to refrain from visiting loved-ones at the hospital.
This restriction will be in place until further notice.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will not restrict, limit, or deny visitation privileges based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
The hospital will ensure that all visitors chosen by the patient will enjoy full and equal visitation privileges, consistent with the patient’s wishes.
Each patient or his/her support person will be informed of the patient’s right to choose who may visit him/her during a hospital stay, subject to certain clinical restrictions or limitations on such rights, and his/her right to deny or withdraw such consent at any time.
This visitation rights disclosure will be made in advance of furnishing patient care whenever possible.
Children may visit if they are accompanied by an adult, are quiet, and stay in the patient’s room.
Using best clinical judgment, the Charge RN will determine whom/how many visitors will be allowed to see a patient without causing detriment to the patient’s condition or care. The Charge RN will determine when visitation would interfere with the care of the patient and/or the care of other patients.
Limiting visitation will be considered if any of the following apply:
* Patient is undergoing care interventions;
* Presence of infection control issues;
* Visitation may interfere with the care of other patients;
* Existence of court orders restricting contact (of which the hospital is aware);
* Disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind;
* Patient need for privacy or rest;
* Need for limitation on the number of visitors during a specific time period;
* Need for minimum age requirements for child visitors; and
* Inpatient substance abuse treatment programs having protocols limiting visitation.
Additional considerations will include:
1. Visitors must leave the patient’s room during doctor’s visits, and upon requests of the nurses or patient. At the request of the patient, a visitor/family member may be allowed to remain in the patient’s room.
2. Inpatients are limited to two (2) visitors at one time if patient has a roommate.
3. Bringing food or drink into the hospital for a patient is prohibited unless authorized by the attending physician.
4. Visitors will be shown to the designated waiting areas, front lobby, or cafeteria when they are requested to leave the patient’s room.
5. Hospital Staff will make every effort to accommodate Pastoral and other spiritual services offered to all.
Flowers & Balloons:
Visitors are welcome to bring gifts of flowers to patients in their rooms or have them delivered to the hospital.
If you would like to send or bring balloons, please note that only non-latex or mylar are allowed. In order to protect our patients and staff who may have an allergy to latex, – balloons made of this material are prohibited.