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Information for Patients & Visitors

As part of enhanced efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), effective March 18 Fitzgibbon Hospital is updating its visitor policy to include additional restrictions and overall discouragement of visitors, to include children under the age of 18. Providing quality patient care to our community remains the focus of everything we do. 

UPDATED FITZGIBBON HOSPITAL VISITOR POLICY

Updated: 3/18/2020

As part of enhanced efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), effective March 18 Fitzgibbon Hospital has adopted a NO VISITOR policy.  Providing quality patient care to our community remains the focus of everything we do. 
Fitzgibbon Hospital will allow NO VISITORS with the following exceptions:

Please note, patients are allowed one individual to accompany them in the following circumstances.  These individuals must pass the COVID-19 Screening in order to enter the facility.

  • Policy applies to all locations
    • When patient is a minor (under the age of 18), 2 guardians will be allowed
    • When patient is in labor & delivery & post-partum
    • When patient requires assistance to move through the hospital
    • When patient is confused or developmentally disabled
    • When patient is undergoing conscious sedation
    • When patient requires transportation to long-term or skilled nursing facility
    • When patient is at end of life (guidance on number provided by management)
  • The main lobby will close at 6 p.m. nightly, Monday-Friday.
  • With the exception of remaining open for scheduled physician clinic visits (who will be subject to COVID-19 safety screening), the front entrance will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors should enter the hospital via the Emergency Department, where they will undergo the required screening.

In lieu of a personal visit, please utilize FaceTime, Skype or other virtual means to connect with a loved one in the hospital.

We apologize for any inconvenience this new policy may cause, and we hope you understand we do not make these decisions lightly or without considerable thought. These are difficult but necessary steps intended to keep everyone safe as we implement procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This policy is subject to change as the situation evolves. We appreciate your understanding during this time as the situation is rapidly evolving.