Northern Arizona Healthcare puts restrictions on hospitals and clinics

Northern Arizona Healthcare: Protecting you is our top priority Protecting you and your loved ones is our number one priority. As the recommendations for how to best care for our communities from the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other respiratory illnesses continue to change, our practices around visitation will to change too. Our new guidelines go into effect March 18. Hospital Visitation Limiting contact within healthcare facilities is key to preventing the spread of illness. Any person eligible to visit a patient in our facilities must be free of symptoms, including fever, runny nose, and cough shortness of breath. Visitation will only be granted in the following situations: · Expecting mothers may have one partner and one birth support person accompany them. · No children under the age of 16. · Patients who are under the age of 18 may have parents or guardians. · For the Nursery/Special Care Nursery a birth parent plus one significant other. · Patients who are at the end-of-life may have two visitors. · When a family member is key to calming disruptive behavior for care to occur, one visitor will be permitted. · Patients who require a caregiver due to altered mental status or developmental delays may have one visitor. · Patients who require a home caregiver to be trained may have one visitor. · Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have one visitor, one, time immediately after the procedure All visitors part of the above exceptions must stay in the room for their entire visit and exit the hospital immediately after leaving the patient room. Clinics, Emergency Department and Outpatient Services Patients in these areas can bring one person with them if necessary to assist them to or during the visit. Please call the Northern Arizona Healthcare Hotline at 928-773-2301 with your questions about SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure, transmission and/or testing. It’s a New Era at NAH shaped by a rapidly changing industry driven by experience, quality and the cost of care. In the New Era, NAH is committed to creating an amazing experience for our partners – the colleagues, physicians, providers, patients and other organizations who collaborate to support the health and wellness of our families, friends and neighbors. NAH is improving health, healing people by providing always better care to every person, every time across the healthcare continuum through services at Flagstaff Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center – Sedona Campus, Northern Arizona Healthcare – Camp Verde Campus, Northern Arizona Healthcare – Village of Oak Creek, Northern Arizona Healthcare Medical Group – Flagstaff, Verde Valley Medical Clinic, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, Northern Arizona Healthcare Orthopedic Surgery Center, EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine, Weight Management Clinic, the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Guardian Air and Guardian Medical Transport. We also provide comprehensive imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services throughout the region. Many of the services we provide, including The Taylor House and Valley View Care, receive major funding through the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation. For more information on NAH programs and services, visit “Like” NAH on Facebook by searching Northern Arizona Healthcare Flagstaff and Northern Arizona Healthcare Verde Valley. Follow NAH on Instagram by searching Northern Arizona Healthcare.


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