Visitation Policy*

Children under age 17 not permitted.

Visitation is restricted for all patients, with further clarification for specific facilities and units, to protect our patients, visitors and staff.

A designated visitor is the visitor who first visits the patient that shift and may not change during the shift; designated visitors may change the next shift. Day shift is 7 am.-7 p.m. Night shift is 7 p.m.- 7 a.m.

Inpatients: One designated visitor per shift, except for an end-of-life situation. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.

Critical Care Unit (CCU) Patients: Only one designated visitor per shift. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.

Pediatric Patients: Visitation is currently restricted to mother and father or support person only.

COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.

COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients with mental status issues or significant disabilities: A family caregiver may be present.

NMMC Women’s Hospital, NMMC Gilmore-Amory and NMMC-West Point: Only one designated family member or caregiver per maternity patient per day in order to limit the number of total visitors.

NMMC Women’s Hospital NICU, NMMC Gilmore-Amory NICU: For the protection of our babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visitation is currently restricted to mother and father or support person only.

Inpatient Hospice Patients: Visitation is limited to five visitors at a time. Inpatient hospice patients may have multiple visitors as long as it is only five at a time on the unit.

Outpatient Surgical Patients: Visitation is limited to one visitor (the patient’s designated driver) before and after surgery.

Emergency Department (ED) Patients: One designated visitor per patient, unless specified otherwise.

ED COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors. For an end-of-life situation, a patient may have two designated visitors.

We ask that visitors who meet these visitation guidelines refrain from visiting

·         If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days, are currently waiting on results of COVID-19 test, or are isolating because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 

·         If you have any signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection in the past 48 hours: 

Temperature of 100 degrees F or higher 

Cough 

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Chills 

Muscle pain 

Sore throat  

New loss of taste or smell 

Masks are required.

Visitors who do not follow personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines will be asked to leave the premises to protect the safety of our patients and staff.

Revised 12/30/2020

*Policy subject to change (based upon number of COVID cases in the community)