(Beaver Dam) Less than a week after clamping down on inpatient visits, Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam has further expanded visitor restrictions. The move, effective Monday, means that in addition to no visitors being allowed into their inpatient unit, the policy has been extended throughout the remainder of their facilities.
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.
However, there remain no exceptions to the visitor restrictions for Hillside Manor, Eagle’s Wings and Remembrance Home. That also means the cafeteria and gift shop are closed to the public indefinitely.
With outpatient surgeries, in a case where a loved one is undergoing a procedure requiring anesthesia, one person would be allowed to come inside when the patient is ready to be taken home.
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.