Updated Visitor Guidelines

Published on June 08, 2020

Updated Visitor Guidelines

Visitor guidelines have been expanded at Bronson sites. Due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 in our community, there are still some restrictions in place to protect patients, staff and visitors.

Visitation hours at Bronson's four hospitals are daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors are asked to bring a mask or other face covering when visiting a patient. A face covering is required in all Bronson facilities.

  • Designated visitor(s) must be the same for the entire patient stay.
  • Visitors are required to wear a face covering throughout the visit.
  • Visitors will be screened upon entry for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Visitors should limit travel through the hospital to essential needs only. Visitors are asked to stay in the patient room and avoid use of public common spaces with the exception of the cafeteria and restrooms.
  • Visitation is allowed only for non-COVID patients. However, pediatric COVID-19 positive patients can have up to two adult visitors (parents or their designees, must be consistent throughout the patient stay).

Visitor Guidelines for Specific Areas:

Adult Inpatients

Non-COVID patients may have two visitors over the age of 16. Visitor must be the same person throughout the patient stay.

Bronson Birthplace, Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby Unit

Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16. Visitor must be the same person throughout the patient stay.

A pregnant minor (under age 18) is allowed one additional adult to be present. The visitor must be 21 years or older and can be a support person or parent/guardian.

The doula for the patient is allowed

Emergency Department

  • Adult patients:

One visitor over the age of 16 years for non-COVID patients.

  • Pediatric patients:

Two visitors over the age of 16 years for non-COVID patients.

Visitors are not allowed for patients who are COVID positive or those being evaluated for their COVID status.

End of Life

Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 years. Visitors must be the same throughout the patient stay.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Patients

Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 years. Visitors must be the same throughout the patient stay.

Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 years. Visitors must be the same throughout the patient stay.

Surgery

  • Adult patients:

One visitor over the age of 16 years.

  • Pediatric patients:

Two visitors over the age of 16 years.

Outpatient Services

Patients may have one visitor over the age of 16 years ONLY if one of the following apply:

Patient requires physical assistance.

Patient has cognitive deficit and requires support.

Visit involves the review of studies or development of a care plan, or is a routine prenatal visit.

Patient is having a procedure that involves sedation.

Patient is a minor or under 21 years of age.