PVH Restricited Visitation Policies COVID-19

Visitation Policy

The following policies are in place effective November 17, 2020 – 7:00pm:

General Guidelines:

  • Pleasant Valley Hospital, as well as our provider offices, will restrict visitation to essential caregivers, parents or guardians of pediatrics patient’s, end of life or compassionate care.
  • Inpatient Care considerations and exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis and will receive approval from either the CEO or CNO.
  • All inpatients may have only one (1) essential caregiver present at a time. Once that person leaves the building, they cannot return until the following day.  Only two (2) people can be designated as essential caregivers. This is not interchangeable.
  • Pediatric patients who are admitted will be allowed up to two (2) essential caregivers (parents or guardians) who may come into the building with the purpose of staying with the patient. If the parent or guardian is unable to wear a mask, they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
  • All inpatient visitors (after having received approval) should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during their entire stay. Visitors should provide their own mask if possible.  This is for end of life or compassionate care only.
  • If the essential caregiver is unable to wear a mask, they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
  • Positive Covid-19 patients will not be allowed visitation.
  • Visitors will be screened at the front entrance using a brief series of questions and a temperature check.
  • All visitors should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or apply hand sanitizer upon entry and departure from the patient rooms and facility.
  • Visitors must be over 18 years of age.
  • These visitor guidelines apply to vendors and contractors needing to enter PVH facilities as well.

Emergency Department:

  • All visitors must remain in their vehicles. Care considerations and exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis and will receive approval from Department Director or Nursing Supervisor.
  • All essential caregivers should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during their entire stay. Essential caregivers should provide their own mask if possible. If you are unable to wear a mask during the duration of your visit, you will not be allowed to visit nor accompany the patient.

Surgical Service / Outpatient Procedures:

  • All adult patients having an outpatient procedure or surgery will have a designated person wait in their vehicle during the procedure and will be contacted by staff throughout the procedure with updates as well as discharge.

Physician Offices and Clinics:

  • All patients should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during the entire visit if condition allows. If the patient is required to have an essential caregiver, this person should be wearing a mask as well.
  • Patients at physician offices and clinics may be asked to wait in their vehicles or outside the office until the appointment. Contact your provider’s office/clinic for information prior to your appointment.
  • Family members of adult patients will not be allowed to accompany their loved ones into the office or exam room. If an essential caregiver is needed for assistance, only one person may accompany the patient.
  • Pediatric patients will be allowed one (1) designated care giver to accompany the patient.