The Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Incident Management Team is restricting visitors due to the increase of COVID-19 statewide and evidence of community spread in Ravalli County, effective July 1.
“Our number one priority continues to be maintaining a safe environment for our staff and patients,” said a Hospital Incident Management Team press release on Wednesday. “We recognize that patient caregivers and family support are an essential part of the healing process; therefore certain accommodations in this policy address specific patient needs while limiting the number of people accessing our facilities.”
The MDMH Temporary Restricted Visitor Policy is allowing one visitor/support person per patient at a time for Inpatient, Outpatient, Clinics and ER; for patients receiving outpatient maternity care, partners and children are allowed; for children receiving care, parents, guardians, or powers of attorney are allowed. There are special precautions for visitors of high-risk patients, and exceptions will be approved by the care team.
For patients receiving end-of-life care, two immediate family members allowed at a time (parents, children, siblings and spouse/partner). There are no age requirements, and minors count as one of the two visitors and must be accompanied by an adult.
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