Methodist to make visitor policy change on Monday

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:35:00-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Methodist Hospitals will be making a change to their visitor policy.

According to a press release, "one designated adult support person will be allowed to visit each hospitalized or surgical patient at all Methodist hospitals."

The policy does not apply to patients with coronavirus who are hospitalized. Visitors "must remain in the patient room or in the pre-op area," will be required to wear masks and must go through a screening process.

Visitors will be allowed only between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. and must remain in the patient room or in the pre-op area. Visiting hours at Methodist Fremont Health are 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Methodist shared the following exceptions to the new policy:

  • Patients receiving end-of-life care as determined by the care team.
  • NICU and postpartum infant limited to parents or parent and designated health partner.
  • Dependent adult needing special assistance from a support person as determined by the care team.
  • Pediatric/minor patient limited to one parent/guardian.
  • Patients who require assistance with medical decision-making.

A no-visitor policy is still in place at hospital outpatient service locations and at Methodist Physician's Clinic sites.