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9/1/2022 4:27:37 PM Reporting from Niles, MI
Spectrum Health Lakeland Announces Updates to Visitor Restrictions
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9/1/2022 4:27:37 PM
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Wednesday, August 31.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Announces Updates to Visitor Restrictions

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Spectrum Health Lakeland Announces Updates to Visitor Restrictions
Sep 1, 2022 Share


(ST. JOSEPH) – Spectrum Health Lakeland is revising its visitor policies, lifting some restrictions in its hospitals and outpatient locations.

Effective Wednesday, August 31, minors (individuals ages 15 and younger) will be allowed to visit adult and pediatric patients staying at a Lakeland hospital. Visiting minors must be with a supervising adult during regular visiting hours and be able to adhere to masking requirements.

Additionally, non-COVID-19 patients, who are in private room will be allowed one adult overnight visitor. Overnight visits are not permitted for minors at this time.

Visitor guidelines include:

  • Adults staying at a hospital, in labor and delivery; obstetrics (OB) triage; and the cardiac catheterization lab, may have four visitors. Only two visitors are allowed in a room at one time. Visitors can be different individuals each day.
  • Adults and minors in an emergency department, surgery, and endoscopy may have two visitors.
  • Adults in the lab and radiology may have one visitor.
  • Physician and medical practices and walk in clinics may have two visitors (some locations may have tighter access because of space limitations).

Inpatient COVID-19-positive patients can have two adult visitors. The visitors must be the same people throughout patient’s stay at the hospital and the visitors must abide by all personal protective equipment (PPE) expectations. Adults are individuals ages 16 years and older.

All visitors will be asked to follow personal protective equipment guidelines. Visitors who enter must consistently wear an acceptable, clean, well-fitting, filtering face covering. Medical-grade procedural masks are available for all visitors.

Complete visitor guidelines can be found at spectrumhealthlakeland.org/covid19/visitor-restrictions

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