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Ascension Implements More Visitor Limits

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To ensure patient and staff health and safety, Ascension Michigan has implemented temporary visitor guidelines effective immediately for its hospitals and ambulatory sites.

No visitors are allowed at Ascension Michigan care sites (excluding physician practices) except for:

-One guardian who has been appointed to make medical decisions for patients who have been deemed a legally incapacitated individual.

-One visitor is allowed in Labor and Delivery in addition to a midwife/doula.

-One visitor is allowed for Outpatient Surgery and must stay in the waiting room.

-One visitor is allowed for pediatric patients (21 years and younger).

-One visitor is allowed for Outpatient Radiology and Lab if necessary for patient assistance.

A visitor is defined as one person for the duration of a patient’s episode of care. Visitors should be at least 18 years old and not in a high-risk health category such as older adults and those with underlying medical conditions.

The one visitor rule also applies to Labor and Delivery, Outpatient Surgery, pediatric patients, and Outpatient Radiology and Lab (if necessary for patient assistance) at all Ascension sites including Genesys in Grand Blanc; St. Mary’s in Saginaw;  St. Joseph in Tawas City; and Standish Hospital in Standish.

Case-by-case exceptions will be made relative to the patient’s individual needs by the management in the patient care area, and End-of-life visitation does not apply to these restrictions.

All approved visitors are required to complete and pass a COVID-19 screening, wear a mask, practice social distancing while in the patient room and other facility areas, and wash and sanitize their hands before and after the visit.



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