Beginning Wednesday, January 12, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center will allow limited in-person visitation for COVID-positive patients in isolation at its hospitals in Prescott and Prescott Valley. The new visitation guidelines will be monitored closely and may be revised based on future developments.
“Allowing in-person visitation for patients in isolation provides peace-of-mind for our patients and their families while allowing for more effective communication with our staff.” states Ken Boush, Director of Marketing and Communications, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center. “We are pleased to announce that limited face-to-face visitation is now an option for patients in COVID isolation.”
- COVID unit visitation may take place between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily in non-critical care units. Visitation may take place between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily in critical care units.
- One designated family member may visit daily.
- Every visitor will be required to sign a visitation agreement and watch a short educational video to properly apply (DON) and remove (DOFF) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- All visitors will enter through the main entrance of the hospital where they will be screened and given a mask to wear while inside the hospital.
- Following the screening, all visitors will check-in at the reception desk where they will be escorted to a room to watch the educational video and sign the visitation agreement. Visitors may then proceed to the unit, check in at the Nurses Station, DON their PPE and proceed with their visit.
“Although there are limitations on the number and type of visitors to our hospitals, we understand that communicating with loved ones and friends is an important part of a patient’s healing,” states Boush. “We continue to encourage patients to communicate electronically or by phone with loved ones and friends. Video chat, voice, and texting options are alternatives to help patients and loved ones feel connected.”
For questions regarding visitation at YRMC, please call (928) 445-2700 or visit www.DignityHealth.org/YRMC.
by Community Outreach, (928) 771-5686