• Visitor restrictions remain in effect at MercyOne Clinton Medical Center

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    January 14, 2022
    MercyOne locations continue to be critically impacted by increased patient volumes. We recognize support from a family member or friend contributes to patient experience, safety and healing. We desire to balance these important elements with the need to protect patients and colleagues from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. Due to the current COVID-19 surge, MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is reminding the community of our visitor policy: Patients are allowed up to one visitor at a time. All visitors are required to:
    • Be at least 18 years of age, with the exception of extenuating circumstances, such as end of life.
    • Be free of signs of illness and will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Adhere to COVID precautionary guidelines including hand hygiene and mandatory masking at all times. Additional PPE may be supplied to support persons as necessary.
    • Stay in their respective patient’s room, as appropriate, and only be outside of this area during entrance, exit, or if food is obtained from the cafeteria or vending. The visitor’s mask should always remain on while in the patient’s room. During some procedures, support persons may be asked to leave. 
    • Not be present during any intermittent or continuous aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) during the visitation.

    If a patient already has a visitor in their room, we are asking that the next visitor wait in their vehicle until the patient is available, or return at a later time. We are unable to accommodate visitors in the front lobby waiting area; this area is currently designated as a patient waiting area.
    Minimizing the spread of illness is crucial. MercyOne is enforcing these visitor restrictions to help ensure the safety of patients, visitors and colleagues. We appreciate your support and cooperation. Please follow safe health practices to relieve stress on you and your health care system.

    Jennifer Faley, Marketing Coordinator
    faleyja@mercyhealth.com, (563) 589-8112