CCMH Allows Additional Vaccinated Visitors
CCMH is seeing a decrease in COVID patients needing hospitalizations. Vaccines, along with other mitigating factors (masks, social distancing, hand hygiene, etc.) are directly responsible for the downward trend of COVID-19 cases in both the state and country.
In Southwest Oklahoma, CCMH and our LCHC Primary Care Clinics continue to promote and provide vaccines to team members and community members who are eligible.
CCMH will allow two additional visitors who have received, completed and have proof of the COVID vaccine to visit their non COVID positive patients in the hospital. The current one patient advocate per patient is still in effect for the duration of a patient’s stay. Visitors who are not the designated patient advocate will need to provide proof of their vaccination with their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. All visitors must check-in and be screened through CCMH’s front lobby at Guest Relations. All visitors and team members are required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospital and it must remain on while in a patient’s room. Anyone not following this policy will be asked to leave the hospital. The visitation policy goes into effect on Monday, March 8th. Visiting hours at the hospital will be 8am to 6pm.
All CCMH visitors are screened at the hospital front lobby for temperature, those with a 100.4 or higher will not be allowed in. CCMH continues to screen all employees prior to their shift for temperatures. We are asking individuals who may be sick, experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat, to not visit the hospital unless they’re seeking medical treatment. No visitors under 18 will be allowed.
The visitation policy for COVID positive patients is still the same- no visitors unless end of life situation and family signs consent.
During COVID-19, we adopted and maintained additional safety measures aimed at preserving the health and well-being of everyone who enters our doors. We still require all patients, visitors and staff to wear masks at all times while in the facility or clinics; practice social distancing; continue good hand hygiene and participate in daily health screenings before entering the facility or clinics.
This is a temporary inconvenience, but these restrictions are in place to protect our patients, their families and all of our healthcare professionals and to help slow the potential transmission of COVID-19. We are following guidelines and best practices issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).