NHRMC Moves to Limited Visitation in Inpatient Areas

August 24, 2020
updated visitor restrictions

NHRMC has modified visitor restrictions that have been in place since March to help protect our community, patients, staff, and providers.

Beginning Tuesday, August 25, NHRMC will allow hospitalized patients to identify one person over the age of 18 who may visit the patient between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The designated person will be the only permitted visitor for the duration of the patient’s stay. Anyone who is over 65, pregnant, or immunocompromised is discouraged from visiting.

You can review the Limited Visitation Guidelines in the COVID-19 Clinical Documents Library on CapsLive.

NHRMC recognizes the value of family members in patients’ care plans. Having a visitor in the inpatient setting will facilitate communication with the patients and will give patients additional comfort and a stronger connection to their families.

Visitors will be screened at designated entrances, and anyone with symptoms associated with COVID-19 may not enter. All visitors will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth, wash hands often and practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others while at NHRMC.

 Below are additional requirements for specific areas:

 Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital

• NICU patient may have both parents.

• Women in birthplace areas may have one support partner

• Pediatric patients may have one advocate, parent or guardian.

NHRMC Emergency Departments

  • Patients may have a visitor in certain limited circumstances as approved by clinical leaders.

Procedural/Diagnostic/Outpatient Areas

  • Visitors accompanying patients who are undergoing procedures or outpatient visits will be asked to remain in their car during the patient procedure.

NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital

  • No visitation is permitted at this time. 

NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital inpatient areas

  • Visitation hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Visitation hours are 1-7 p.m., with modifications for those in semi-private rooms.

Pender Memorial Hospital

  •  No visitation is permitted at this time except in special circumstances.