Sovah Health is limiting patient visitation to only afternoon/evening hours. Visitation hours will now be from 1 to 6 p.m. These limited hours, which will decrease COVID-19 exposure for our staff and patients, have been implemented effective immediately on both campuses – Danville and Martinsville.
Visitors are still not allowed for high-risk patients. These patients include those being cared for in our behavioral health unit, patients who are in isolation, immunocompromised, or are under observation or test positive for COVID-19. Some exceptions may apply for those receiving end-of-life care or are deemed clinically necessary.
“Our hospital’s top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community,” said Alan Larson, Market President, Sovah Health and CEO, Sovah Health – Danville. “We know how important loved ones are in the healing process for our patients. Therefore, we will continue to proceed with caution by providing limited visitation due to the rise in community spread.”
Patients are still limited to one well visitor during visitation hours per day. There are no changes to visitation for the emergency department, pediatrics, labor and delivery patients, or surgery. Visitation hours will be 7 days a week from 1 to 6 p.m. Only one visitor will be allowed during those hours each day. Visitors will not be allowed to switch out during that time block. All visitors must be 18 or older, will be screened upon entry and are required to provide their own mask and wear a visitor security pass sticker while in the facility. Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
Sovah Health continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit SovahHealth.com.
To view the system’s full visitation guidelines, visit https://www.sovahhealth.com/coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness-information.