Your health and safety are our top priority.
Hospital Reopening Announcements
Our clinics are open, elective procedures are ready to be scheduled, and our emergency rooms continue to be a safe place to treat ALL emergencies. From serious conditions to aches and pains, your health care needs didn’t stop. We know this. And now it’s time to get you and your family the advanced medical care you need.
Good Samaritan Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous five-point standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:
- Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- The Emergency Department has mechanisms in place to separate COVID from NON-COVID patients and continues to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- Rigorous cleaning procedures continue to be a top priority.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient safety.
You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to care for you in a safe, controlled and professional way.
We’re here, and we’re ready to provide the care you need.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VISITING RESTRICTIONS
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority.
Please be aware of the following newly revised guidelines before visiting Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Temporary Visitor Restriction and Guidance during COVID-19
Approved visitors are welcome to visit between 11 AM and 8 PM daily.
• Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
• Upon arrival, each visitor will be screened for wellness and COVID-19 exposure.
• Visitors will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit and are encouraged
to bring their own masks; surgical masks will be provided to visitors who don’t have their
own. Scarves, bandannas, and handkerchiefs are not allowed. Refusal to wear a mask will
result in the revocation of visitation privileges - a second designated visitor will not be
• Family, friends, and loved ones are encouraged to use electronic devices to connect with
• Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have a suspected case will not be allowed
• Inpatient Units
Patients are permitted one visitor for the duration of their admission. Patients will be asked
on admission to designate the one visitor. Visitors are expected to wear facemasks and
remain in the patient room, DO NOT wander in the hallways and please respect the privacy of
the roommate. No overnight stays are permitted. Visitors are to refrain from eating in a
• Emergency Department
Adults Patients: No visitors are allowed.
Pediatric Patients: One Parent/Guardian. Exceptions must be approved by the care team.
• Labor & Delivery/Maternity
One support person may visit freely for the duration of a patient’s stay. After delivery, the
patient may also have one visitor on the Maternity unit. A doula is also permitted for labor
• Surgical Services
Patients are allowed one person to accompany them during their visit. Visitors are only
permitted in the pre-op and waiting room areas.
• Outpatient and Ambulatory
We ask that patients minimize the number of visitors accompanying them to appointments.
Accommodations are made for patients with functional impairments or disabilities, and
parents unable to obtain childcare.
• There are very limited exceptions to these policies, including for minor patients, patients with
guardians, end of life/advanced care planning, or other extenuating circumstances. All
exceptions to these policies must be approved by the patient’s care team prior to your visit.
Entrance to the hospital will be restricted to the following entrances:
Main Entrance: Every day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Emergency Entrance: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
The Good Samaritan Medical Center team appreciates your understanding and cooperation in helping to keep our communities safe.