(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam is indefinitely restricting inpatient visitation. The move, effective immediately, means no visitors will be allowed into their inpatient unit. Exceptions include one birth partner per delivering mother; end-of-life situations, when up to two adult visitors will be allowed; and if a patient is a minor child they can be accompanied by one parent or guardian. Other areas, including outpatient surgery, clinics and emergency services, are not currently affected, but restrictions for Hillside Manor, Eagle’s Wings and Remembrance Home remain in effect.
Processes have been established to ensure loved ones are able to connect virtually either over the phone or through video. Friends and family can either utilize their personal devices or use the virtual visitation room in the hospital’s main lobby. With active COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates in and around Dodge County continuing to rise, and the flu season just around the corner, hospital officials say they are taking this measure to ensure the health and safety of all who enter their facilities.
Chief Administrative Officer Angelia Foster says with the safeguards they have in place – including mandatory masking, screening for everyone who enters their facilities, and utilization of personal protective equipment – means patients can feel assured it is safe.
Those wishing to use our virtual visitation room can set up a time with their loved one by calling 920-887-6617. To use a personal device, family and friends should call 920-887-7181 and ask for the nurse’s station. Information about the availability of virtual visits will also be posted in each patient room.