Tenet Hospital Group, Known Locally As “Palm Beach Health Network,” Updates Restrictions
Boca Raton Regional, Part Of Baptist Health, Also Updates Policy.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — As COVID-19 continues to ravage the region, area hospitals are updating visitor policies. West Boca Medical Center is returning to exceptionally strict rules and regulations for who is allowed to visit and when.
From West Boca Medical Center:
“Because of the increase of COVID-19 in the community, the Palm Beach Health Network will stop allowing most visitors into our hospitals. We are making these changes for the safety of our patients, physicians and staff.
Updated visitation guidelines:
Physical visitor(s) will be allowed, with review and approval by clinical leadership as follows:
- Patient in grave condition
- Patient at end of life
- Private duty caretakers
- Power of Attorney Representative – for decision making only
- Person undergoing outpatient test/procedure with accessibility needs
One visitor/care companion will be allowed per patient:
- Person undergoing elective surgery
- Obstetrics patients
- Pediatric patients
One visitor per day. Visitor must wear mask at all times and remain in the patient room.
Patients can feel free to use their personal device for virtual visits and phone calls. We are happy to assist as well.”
At Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of the Baptist Health System, this policy is now in place:
”For the health and safety of our patients and staff, no visitors are allowed to accompany patients in the hospital or emergency department.
Elective surgery and outpatient procedure patients may be accompanied by one visitor who must remain in waiting room area, if capacity allows.
Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one designated partner present at all times.
Exceptions will be made for oncology and special circumstances.”
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