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Rome Health expands visiting hours

Posted 10/1/22

Rome Health, 1500 N. James St., has expanding its visiting hours at the hospital, according to an announcement on Thursday by hospital officials.

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Rome Health expands visiting hours

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ROME — Rome Health, 1500 N. James St., has expanding its visiting hours at the hospital, according to an announcement on Thursday by hospital officials. The expanding visiting hours went into effect on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Visitors at Rome Health must be age 18 or older and enter through the Emergency Department to be screened.

“These revisions are being made to enhance our patient’s well-being, while still taking proactive steps to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Infection Prevention Director M. Katie Friot. “All visitors must wear a mask and be free from illness,” Friot emphasized.

“Please protect your family and friends,” Friot said. “Don’t visit if you are sick.”

Visiting hours and rules include:

Intensive Care Unit; 2 East; and 2 North

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily;
  • Each patient may have up to two unique visitors each day. Visitors may come individually or separately, but may not switch out; and
  • One support person may stay overnight if requested by the patient and accommodations can be made in a single room.

Senior Behavioral Health Unit

  • 3 to 5 p.m. daily; and
  • Each patient may have one visitor at a time.

Maternity

  • Labor & Delivery: Two unique support persons: (one of which may be a doula, through delivery & immediate post-partum period);
  • Mother/Baby Unit: One unique support person 24-hours a day; one additional unique support/doula 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and two grandparents at a time may visit 4 to 6 p.m. if the patient is in a single room.

Residential Health Care Facility

  • Visitors are welcome in the Residential Health Care Facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In the following patient care areas, visitation remains limited to the patient’s designated support person or persons.

Emergency Department

  • Two unique support people;
  • Ambulatory Surgery 
  • One unique support person for adult patients; and
  • Two unique support people for pediatric patients.

Limited exceptions to the visitor restrictions are made for emergent, end-of-life care, minors, and patients with special needs or circumstances.

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