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.
Effective tomorrow 3.18 Doulas will no longer be allowed on the OB units, unless they count as the one support person for the entire stay.
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.
We Deliver the Most Babies of Any Regional Health Care System
It’s true that more than 10,000 babies are born in the TriHealth system every year, but it’s more than just babies that we deliver. Our skill and Level III NICU give birth to expertise and patient confidence. Our new renovations give birth to patients’ comfort and happiness.
With the addition of nurse midwives and stronger partnerships, more personalized birth plans are born to every patient. As the leader in the area, we boldly say families, legacies and traditions are born here.
TriHealth Women’s Services…Delivering the Experts in Cincinnati Obstetrics
TriHealth Women’s Institute physicians, working together to improve the health of women and their families, are located throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. They will monitor your progress throughout your pregnancy to ensure that you and your baby receive expert, attentive obstetrics care at every moment.
High Risk Maternity Care for Mom and Baby
Good Samaritan has state-of-the-art Level III Neonatal Intensive Care services (NICU) for pregnant women and newborns, and the Harold and Margret Thomas Special Care Nursery at Bethesda North offers Level II nursery services.
Additionally, the Seton Center for Advanced Obstetrics and Special Care Obstetrics Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Bethesda North Hospital Perinatal Center provide care for women with high-risk pregnancies.
A partnership among Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University Hospital, the Cincinnati Fetal Center is a collaborative program that provides exceptional medical care for women and their unborn babies who have complications related to abnormalities of the baby or issues related to a difficult pregnancy.
The team of eleven board-certified maternal-fetal specialists at Tri-State Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates offers a full range of services for you and your baby including fetal diagnosis and testing, gestational diabetes care and genetic counseling.
Please refer to our Resource Guides for information on everything from pregnancy planning to postpartum care.
- Maternity Resource Guide: Postpartum (PDF
- Pregnancy Resource Guide (PDF)
- Essentials of Breastfeeding and Pumping (PDF)
- Good Sam Maternity Video Tour
*The information in these books are to be used as guidelines. Medical advances are being made every day, so please check with you physician or midwife if you have any questions.
For additional information, call the TriHealth Women's HealthLine at 513 475 4500 or email us.