(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam has updated their visitor policy to allow a limited number of guests to enter the facility. Emergency, urgent care and walk-in departments are permitting patients both pediatric and adult to be accompanied by one support person. Hospital adult patients are allowed one visitor per day between 7am and 8pm. Labor and delivery patients can have one visitor or support person per hospital stay. Adult patients with clinic appointments can bring one support person while pediatric patients can bring two. Visitors are still not permitted for adult patients who are COVID-19 positive or have a test pending unless there is a unique or extenuating circumstance. However, pediatric patients who have coronavirus are allowed one adult visitor.
If possible, visitors must follow several guidelines that include being free of illness or symptoms and must be at least 18-years-old. Visitors will also be screened and will wear a green sticker indicating that the screening process has been completed. Other guidelines include limiting personal items brought into the facility, staying in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit, handwashing or use of hand sanitizer upon entering the building and visitors are required to wear masks. In end-of-life situations, more than one visitor would be allowed.
Chief Quality Officer Kori Krueger says the updated visitor guidelines help balance their goal of assuring patients feel supported by their loved ones in their health care journey. Visitor restrictions for Hillside Manor, Remembrance Home and Eagle’s Wings remain in effect.