Over the next few days, CHI Saint Joseph Health will implement several new measures designed to protect our patients, staff and community, including a more restrictive visitation policy and screening of our staff and health care providers at all facilities.
These changes will allow CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities to continue in the spirit of service to our communities that have long been a part of our heritage.
The following changes will be in effect at CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities:
During this time, hospital visitors may want to consider alternative communication options with patients in the hospital, such as phone, Facetime, Skype, text or email.
The zero visitor policy also applies to visits to providers with CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group and the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers, with some exceptions. CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group and the cancer care centers continue to care for patients in offices and clinics. Exceptions will be made for a parent or guardian for a patient under age 18 or for patients who require assistance. If you have an appointment, please check with your provider before leaving home for any special instructions. Patients should contact their regular health care provider by phone first if they are experiencing symptoms like cough, low-grade fever or other respiratory issues.
CHI Saint Joseph Health understands this change in policy may be difficult for families, but it is imperative we take additional precautions to keep our patients and community safe during this global pandemic.