Ascension Via Christi allows more visitors for inpatient, ER patients

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Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Ascension Via Christi will allow inpatients on its 3rd floor to swap out visitors and ER patients will be allowed two visitors.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan says it has updated its visitation measures as it continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It said hospital leadership continues to be committed to protecting patients, visitors, caregivers and associates at the hospital and clinic locations in Manhattan.

According to the hospital, on Friday, June 11, patients in the inpatient medical, surgical and inpatient rehabilitation unit will be allowed two visitors that they may swap out. It said visitors will be allowed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Ascension said the ER and outpatient surgery patients will also now be allowed two visitors.

The hospital said ICU and CCU patients will continue to be allowed two designated visitors during their entire stay.

According to Ascension, patients in labor and delivery will be allowed two support people;e during labor. After delivery, it said one support person will be allowed to stay through mom and baby’s stay. It said a second guest will be allowed during visitation hours from noon to 8 p.m.

Ascension said it still will not allow visitors for those that are receiving care for confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, except for end-of-life situations or for those that are unable to advocate for themselves.

According to the hospital, all visitors are required to be over 18, visitation hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., travel around the facility should be limited, inpatient waiting areas are closed and visitors will be required to wear surgical masks at all times.

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