Trinity Health System Adopting Highly Restrictive Visitation Policy
STEUBENVILLE, OHO – Effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020, Trinity Health System will have a new visitation policy in effect. The health system is adopting a highly restrictive visitation policy designed to protect our patients and associates. The following changes will remain in effect until further notice.
NO VISITORS will be allowed in the hospital with the following exceptions:
- Outpatient procedures/surgery or outpatient testing: 1 visitor allowed.
- Obstetric patients are allowed ONE VISITOR PER PATIENT PER DAY
- Pediatric patients are allowed ONE VISITOR PER PATIENT PER DAY
- We will work with critically ill and end of life situations to accommodate your needs.
- Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and medical decision-makers will be available by phone.
Greeters will be screening at the designated entrances with a list of basic questions to help ensure that individuals who might spread the virus get the care they need while not exposing patients, staff, and other guests. Until the COVID pandemic has subsided:
- People with fever, cough, sore throat, or other flu-like symptoms are not permitted to visit any area of the hospital.
- People who have traveled to high-risk areas for COVID-19 or had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 are not permitted to visit any area of the hospital.
- No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit our hospital campuses except for pediatric medical appointments – Trinity Health System West, Trinity Health System East, Trinity Hospital Twin City and the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.
- We respectfully request caregivers stay in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit except to obtain meals. No congregating in public spaces, lobbies or lounges.
During this time, visitors may want to consider alternative communication options, if available, such as phone, Facetime, Skype, text, or email.
We understand 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.
For more information on how to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at commonspirit.org.