January 15:  Positive cases in Indiana are 583,160 and 11,735 at Beacon Health System 

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: January 4, 2021

Most Patients (Negative for COVID):

Visiting hours 1 – 4 p.m.

Limit of 1 visitor per patient per day

The following areas will have additional guidelines and the time restrictions will not apply:

  • Emergency Department
    • 1 visitor may be allowed, if space permits safe visitation, as determined by department leadership
    • In certain circumstances, family members will be allowed to the consultation room/space.
  • Labor and Delivery
    • 1 essential support person unless under 18 years of age.
  • Pediatric Patients
    • 2 essential support persons
  • End of life
    • 2 essential support persons
  • Disability (ADA) – patient with a disability
    • 1-2 essential support persons, so they can take turns being with the patient.
  • Dependent Patient (as defined as needing a sitter)
    • 1-2 essential support person
  • Rehab patients
    • 1-2 essential support person for care training
  • Outpatient Visits (Diagnostic Testing/Physician Offices)
    • Patients are encouraged to attend outpatient visits alone. If necessary, 1 person may accompany the patient.

Standard visitation will not be possible for Covid-Positive/PUI Patients.  The following exceptions will apply:

  • End of Life
    • 2 essential support person(s) after documented education on risks and proper protection
  • Other COVID/PUI
    • 1 essential support person, with request 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.

Each visitor must complete a COVID screening at the entranceway. Visitors will receive a mask and will be escorted directly to and from the unit by a designated navigator.

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