Spencer Hospital Tightens Visitor Restrictions as Inpatient Numbers Surge

posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in COVID-19

Spencer Hospital has tightened visitor restrictions effective immediately following a surge of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

On Tuesday the number of inpatients ill with COVID-19 surged to 22, which is triple the number of COVID-19 patients from a week ago.

Effective immediately, no visitors are permitted for adult patients on the inpatient units of Medical/Surgical (west second and third floors), Intensive Care and Behavioral Health. No visitors are permitted in the emergency room, except one parent or guardian with a pediatric patient.  Pediatric patients hospitalized on an inpatient unit are permitted two parents to visit.

At this time, there were no changes to the current Birth Center visitation policy, which permits one visitor a day. Also, surgical patients may be accompanied by one family member or friend.

Anyone coming to the hospital as a visitor or patient must wear a mask at all times.