IMPORTANT COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates Regarding Visitor Restrictions
MATERNITY VISITORS FOR DELIVERY ONLY:
One visitor (18 and older) may act as a support person during the labor and post-partum process. All other family/friends/siblings must stay home. This visitor must be screened regarding exposure and without symptoms. Doulas may be present as long as they show proof of their position.
In the case of adoption or surrogacy, one person (18 and older) may be present as a support person for the laboring patient and one person (18 and older) may be present for the baby (adoptive parent or biological parent).
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:
Effective immediately, neonatal follow-up clinic will temporarily close to minimize any non-essential pediatric care within the hospital. Clinic staff will work with pediatrician offices and families to provide guidance by phone as necessary, with the goal of reopening clinic when restricted visitation policies are discontinued.
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: As new guidelines and policies emerge to combat the spread of COVID-19, TriHealth Women’s Services has made the decision to cancel all Maternity Education Classes for the next 30 days. This impacts all childbirth, breastfeeding, maternity tours and family education classes scheduled at TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital and McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. This policy is effective starting Friday, March 13, 2020.
Baby Bound classes at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital will continue.
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.