IMPORTANT COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates Regarding Visitor Restrictions
MATERNITY VISITORS FOR DELIVERY ONLY:
As of 7am March 1st, two visitors ( must be at least 16 yo) may accompany the maternity patient during their stay. The two visitors must remain the same and cannot switch out during the stay. Due to safety reasons, only one visitor is allowed in the OR for a Cesarean delivery. In cases of adoption or surrogacy, one visitor is allowed for the maternity patient and two visitors are allowed for the fetus/neonate (three total). The NICU/SCN visitation policy will not change.
All visitors will be screened per protocol before entering the hospital. All maternity patients will be tested for COVID prior to admission for scheduled deliveries (within 72-96 hours prior to admission)and upon admission for non-scheduled deliveries.
If a visitor leaves the hospital they will need to be rescreened upon arrival and will need to check into the appropriate maternity unit and show photo ID to be readmitted.
The visitation list for infants in the Good Samaritan Hospital NICU and Bethesda North Special Care Nursery (SCN) will be limited to Mom and the holder of the second ID bracelet. They can come at the same time. Any time an approved visitor enters the hospital, they will need to bring their ID bracelet with them to help identify that they are an approved visitor. Visitors will then need to undergo screening, which will include both a risk questionnaire and temperature check, prior to being permitted to enter the NICU or SCN. No one under 18 will be allowed in the unit.
Neonatal Follow-up Clinic:
The infant/child may be accompanied to their neonatal follow up visit by up to two primary caregivers. Caregivers will need to undergo screening, which will include both a risk questionnaire and temperature check, prior to entering the clinic space. No children other than the patient themselves are allowed in clinic.
For the allowed exceptions, these rules apply:
- No visitors who have recently traveled outside the country are allowed in the building.
- No one with symptoms of COVID-19 are allowed in patient care areas (fever, cough, respiratory symptoms).
- All visitors must check in at nurse’s stations and use hand sanitizer upon entry of the patient care area.
- No minors are allowed inside the hospital.
Important Update: In-person maternity classes resume July 1, 2020 (7/1/20) for all classes except the following: Maternity Tours, Big Brother/Big Sister classes, Tummy Time Method classes and Exercise classes. In order to attend a maternity class, a mask is required at all times and attendees must be screened before entering any TriHealth facility.
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital obstetrics services offers a comprehensive array of high-quality obstetrics services and very personal care to assure a positive, comfortable experience. These include Labor-Delivery-Recovery rooms to provide a home like atmosphere. Following your delivery, you will have a private room. There, you will have the option of having your newborn by your bedside or in the nursery.
- NEW Visitation Hours for Postpartum, GYN and antepartum patients beginning March 13, 2017:
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Grandparents and Support person can visit 24 hours a day.
Labor and Delivery open hours.
- Fathers or one designated support person may be permitted to remain in the patient's room overnight.
- Visitation during the labor and delivery process is at the discretion of the physician and nursing staff. The patient may designate up to two support people to attend her delivery.
- Contact with the infant is permitted by any visitor to whom the mother gives consent. The visitor must be free of infectious diseases and must wash hands prior to infant contact.
For more information, please call the obstetrics department at 513 524 5477.