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Franciscan Health loosens visitor restrictions in Lafayette, Crawfordsville and Rensselaer

Franciscan Health announced that starting Tuesday, Feb. 9, the hospital will move to loosen visitor restrictions.

Posted: Feb 8, 2021 2:09 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Franciscan Health announced that starting Tuesday, Feb. 9, the hospital will move to loosen visitor restrictions. According to a press release, the loosening of restrictions is due to the decline in COVID-19 cases across the state.

Below is a list of restrictions that will be in place for Franciscan Health Lafayette, Franciscan Health Crawfordsville and Franciscan Health Rensselaer.

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS:

  • Inpatients: Non-COVID-19 patients may have one designated visitor per day to help provide continuity and maximize safety. Ideally, visitors are those identified as involved in on-going caregiving/support for the patient and will be able to assist with education and caregiving once the patient is ultimately released from the hospital. COVID-19 inpatients may not have visitors.
  • Critical Care Inpatients: Non-COVID-19 critical care inpatients may have one designated visitor at a time to help provide continuity and maximize safety. Ideally, visitors are those identified as involved in on-going caregiving/support for the patient and will be able to assist with education and caregiving once the patient is ultimately released from the hospital. COVID-19 critical care inpatients may not have visitors.
  • Labor & Delivery: A laboring woman will be allowed one visitor, a spouse or partner during labor and delivery. In addition, a labor coach will be allowed.
  • Pediatrics: Both parents are allowed to be present.
  • NICU: Mother and significant other will be allowed to visit child in NICU with daily screening for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms required. Failure to pass screening will result in a denial of visitation. (In extraordinary and end-of-life situations, the facility may allow an additional one to two visitors to visit, provided proper social distancing and PPE usage are followed.)
  • Emergency Room: Patients may have one designated visitor per day to help provide continuity and maximize safety. Ideally, visitors are those identified as involved in on-going caregiving/support for the patient and will be able to assist with education and caregiving once the patient is ultimately released from or admitted to the hospital.
  • Exception: Victims of sexual assault have the right to an advocate, as stated in SEA 146. If requested by the patient, a victim advocate may be present during a medical forensic exam.
  • Outpatients/Ambulatory: Non-COVID-19 patients may have one designated visitor per day to help provide continuity and maximize safety. Ideally, visitors are those identified as involved in ongoing caregiving/support for the patient and will be able to assist with education and caregiving.
  • Surgery: Non-COVID-19 patients may have one designated visitor per day to help provide continuity and maximize safety. Ideally, visitors are those identified as involved in on-going caregiving/support for the patient and will be able to assist with education and caregiving once the patient is ultimately released from the hospital.
  • Non-COVID End-of-Life: Two visitors will be allowed at the bedside. No more than two visitors at a time.
  • COVID End-of-Life: Two visitors will be allowed at the bedside. No more than two visitors at a time. The visitor must wear full PPE while in attendance.
  • Minors & Non-Decisional Patients: One visitor will be allowed only for patients that do not have actual or legal decisional capacity. Those include persons with dementia and persons whose condition precludes obtaining an accurate history or decision making.
  • Clergy: The patient or their representative may request a member of the Franciscan Spiritual Care Department or outside (community) clergy to be present. Clergy must wear required PPE while in attendance.

Where visitors are allowed throughout the hospital, they must adhere to the following:

  • • All visitors are required to wear a mask, practice social distancing and practice good hand hygiene.
  • • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older (unless the parent of a patient).

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