Your health and safety are our top priority
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
Effective Monday, November 30th
NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances:
- Pediatric care (ONE parent/guardian will be permitted).
- Maternity and Labor and Delivery Units (ONE significant other/support person can visit).
- Special Care Nursery (TWO parents/support persons can visit).
- Other extenuating circumstances (such as hospice and end-of-life care) will also be considered based on the best interest and needs of the individual patient. All exceptions must be approved by the care team.
- Please note: For patients with physical or intellectual disabilities, ONE support person over the age of 18 is permitted. Support persons must pass our screening process, and there are no restrictions on visiting hours for support persons.
Emergency Department/Outpatient Appointments: No visitors will be allowed in these areas or their waiting rooms. Certain approved escorts will be permitted in certain circumstances with permission from the clinical staff.
Surgical Patients: No visitors unless the parent of a child/minor having a procedure. Certain approved escorts will be allowed in certain circumstances with permission from the care team. Approved escorts will then be asked to wait outside of the hospital until the recovery period is complete and the patient is ready to depart.
- Upon arrival, all visitors 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 permitted.
While we are sensitive to the difficulties facing loved ones of hospitalized patients, our health care team must keep our patients and staff safe during this unprecedented health emergency.
We encourage family members and friends to use alternative ways to interact with their loved ones, including phone calls, Facetime and Skype.
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.