At Beacon Health System, we are committed to exceptional, safe care for patients and support of our frontline healthcare heroes who work to meet our community’s critical medical needs. Our key experts continuously review new care guidelines and regional case status while ensuring our staff has the necessary equipment to provide the safest care possible.

Limited visitation is allowed within the following guidelines:

Updated: March 11, 2021

Visitors must complete a COVID screening at the entrance. Visitors must wear a mask at all times inside the hospital, including while in a patient room.

Most Patients (Negative for COVID):

  • Visiting hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Limit of 2 healthy visitors per patient per day

Emergency Department

  • Visitation will be allowed in the event of a patient’s deteriorating condition.
  • At least one essential support person* will be allowed per non-COVID/non-PUI patient.
  • Additional visitation may be allowed if space permits safe visitation, as determined by department leadership.

Time restrictions will not apply in the following areas/patient populations:

  • Labor and Delivery – Two consistent visitors per patient
  • Pediatric patients at Beacon Children’s Hospital and other locations – Two consistent visitors per patient
  • End of life
  • Patient with a disability – One essential support person* to assist in care outside of regular visiting hours
  • Dependent patient (as defined as needing a sitter) – One essential support person* outside of regular visiting hours

Outpatient Visits (Diagnostic Testing/Physician Offices)

We encourage patients to attend outpatient visits alone, which helps limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses. We understand, however, that this is not always possible in special instances when patients need a support person or if a parent is caring for young children during a visit.

COVID-positive/PUI patients:

Visitation will be restricted for COVID-positive patients in isolation with exceptions approved by the nursing supervisor. Approved individuals will receive documented education on risks and proper protection.

  • End of Life – End of life visitation will be allowed and approved by the nurse supervisor on a case-by-case basis.
  • Other COVID/PUI – One essential support person* to be cleared by the nurse supervisor.

*Essential Support Person: A single, consistent/designated person who helps to support the patient’s care and well-being.

Update to Beacon Health System COVID Mask Protocol

Updated: November 4, 2020

Due to increased community transmission, further measures are being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within Beacon facilities. Beginning today, the following measures are to be implemented where supplies are available. It is expected that all areas of the health system will be supplied by Friday, November 11, 2020, and the following will be required:

  • Cloth masks will no longer be acceptable to meet the requirement to wear a mask
  • All associates, providers, visitors, vendors, and contractors permitted to be in a Beacon facility must wear disposable paper surgical masks
  • Surgical masks will be provided to associates, providers and visitors
  • Patients will be provided with a paper mask and will be expected to wear the mask when anyone enters their room if they are able
  • All associates will wear “eye protection” for all patient encounters

2 de noviembre de 2020

Las restricciones para visitantes del hospital ahora están vigentes para todas las ubicaciones de Beacon:

No se permitirán visitantes excepto en circunstancias especiales.

  • Los pacientes en trabajo de parto u hospitalizados después del parto pueden tener una persona que los acompañe.
  • A los niños y adultos dependientes se les permite dos visitantes saludables mayores de 18 por día con solo una entrada por persona por día.
  • Se harán todos los esfuerzos posibles para permitir visitas a seres queridos cerca del fin de la vida.
  • No se permitirán visitas para la mayoría de los pacientes en el Departamento de Emergencias; Se harán excepciones para pacientes en crisis si es posible.
  • Los pacientes ambulatorios sometidos a procedimientos o cirugía pueden ser acompañados por una persona. Las expectativas se comunicarán al paciente antes de la visita.

Todos los visitantes que cumplan con los criterios anteriores deben ser mayores de 18 años y estar en buen estado de salud, estar sujetos a un cuestionario de evaluación de salud, usar una máscara y seguir las precauciones de seguridad recomendadas.

Las restricciones para visitantes de Beacon Medical Group ahora están vigentes para todas las ubicaciones:

No se permitirán visitantes excepto los siguientes:

  • Los padres y / o cuidadores y / o hermanos pueden acompañar a su hijo en una visita pediátrica.
  • Para un procedimiento ambulatorio, solo una persona puede acompañar al paciente. Esta persona debe ser el conductor.

* Las reglas pueden variar según la ubicación. Llame directamente al consultorio de su médico