While visiting your loved one, we ask that you respectfully comply with our visitation policy - Effective Aug. 11, 2021.
Please note that this visitation policy is subject to change and may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the hospital.
VISITATION REQUIREMENTS: Pursuant to State Public Health Order of August 5, 2021
- PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS
- COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by Department of Health and Human Services CDC or WHO Yellow Card) includes Name of vaccinated person, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered
- or photo or digital record of vaccination card
- or Documentation of COVID-19 Vaccination from a health care provider
- Or negative SARS-COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen Test) within 72 hours prior to visitation
- And Photo Identification matching the name provided on Vaccination record or COVID-19 Test.
- All COVID-19 tests must clearly display visitor’s name and be accompanied by proper identification.
- If you need assistance locating a testing facility, please see: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
- ALL VISITORS:
- Must wear a hospital provided mask at all times while in the facility, even if vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test
- Will be screened prior to entering the hospital – once screened and it is determined requirements for visitation are met per Public Health Order of August 5, 2021, visitors are required to:
- Go directly to the patient care unit and room.
- Not gather in hallways or visit other areas of the facility
- Maintain social distancing while in facility
- Wear personal protective equipment while in the patient’s room as determined by hospital personnel
VISITATION EXCEPTIONS FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:
Visitors who are temporarily exempt from the vaccine and testing requirements, but must comply with all infection prevention measures (including masking and social distancing) include:
- Visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition, when death may be imminent.
- In emergent situations, parent or guardian visitors of pediatric patients, a support person for a labor and delivery patient, and support persons for a patient with physical, intellectual, developmental disability, or cognitive impairment are considered visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition. For subsequent visits following the emergent situation and as soon as reasonably possible, these visitors must comply with the vaccine verification or applicable testing requirements within 72 hours.
- INPATIENT VISITATION – Non-COVID Patients
- May have visitors between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily
- Visitors should leave the facility if the patient they are visiting is receiving a respiratory treatment and may return 60 minutes after treatment is complete.
- Imminent End of Life: Up to 2 visitors
- Visitation Areas:
- Intensive Care: 1 designated visitor per day
- Medical and Surgical Units (CVU, MS2, MS3, MS4, DOU): 1 designated visitor per day
- Labor & Delivery: 1 designated visitor per day during the stay through post-partum 24 hours/day; in addition, 1 doula during labor & delivery only
- NICU/PICU/Pediatrics: 1 pair of parents/guardians at a time, 24 hours/day
- EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: No visitors
- DIAGNOSTIC TESTING/Rehab/Wound Care: No visitors, unless assistance needed
- Cardiac Rehab, Imaging, Lab, Cardiology, Respiratory
- INFUSIONS: 1 designated visitor per day, only if assistance needed
- PRE-OPERATIVE ADMISSION PROCESS:
- 1 designated individual may accompany a patient for the pre-operative admission process. Once patient has gone to the procedural area visitors will need to exit the building and follow regular visitation guidelines unless otherwise authorized.
- Visitation Areas:
NOTE: If you are accompanying a patient, you may or may not be allowed to physically be with the patient during their testing/procedure. This is determined by the department staff. Also, universal masking and social distancing is still required in all areas.
COVID-19 VISITATION is NOT allowed for patients testing positive or suspected of having COVID-19.
- In certain circumstances, visitors will be allowed on a compassionate exception, however visitor(s) should understand the potential risks associated with visiting patients with confirmed or rule-out COVID-19 patient.
- Compassionate Exceptions include: End of Life, Comfort Care, or Recently Deceased
- End of Life: High likelihood that the patient will die within 12-24 hours. The primary physician will decide when a patient meets this definition
- Comfort Care: Starting full comfort measures (compassionate extubation, transitioning off BIPAP/high flow O2, etc.) with anticipated in-hospital death.
- Recently Deceased: The time immediately after a patient has died until the expired patient is removed from the room
- It is recommended that visitors not remain in a Covid patient room during respiratory treatments
- Family should limit the number of visitors due to potential risk of exposure.
- Only two visitors are allowed at bedside at one time as part of a compassionate exception. Visitors may rotate, however those in excess of the two at bedside should wait external to the building.
- Visitors MUST wear hospital supplied PPE which includes: gown, gloves, mask, and full face shield. Staff should assist with donning and doffing.
- Anyone not able to, or refusing to wear designated PPE, will not be allowed to enter the patient room.
Exceptions to the above visitor policy and visitor time limits may be made for compassionate care needs or developmental/cognitive impairments. For questions about exceptions, please ask the charge nurse and/or nurse manager – these exceptions will require prior approval.
NOTE: The only exception to the State Public Health Order of August 5, 2021, is for visiting a patient in critical condition, when death may be imminent.