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Visitor Information

Visitation guidance is designed for the safety of all patients and employees in the interest of limiting exposure to respiratory illness and containment of the COVID-19 virus while balancing patient needs for family support. Visitation provides patient comfort and emotional support which is an essential part of a healing environment.

Upon entry to the building, visitors will self-attest for COVID symptoms and follow universal masking guidelines.

Please keep in mind, visitation may be restricted based on patient volume and acuity.

As of June 2022:

  • Hospital Outpatients (Imaging, Laboratory, Diabetes Education, Respiratory and Rehabilitation) may have 2 visitors; visitors in some outpatient departments may be restricted further in actual treatment areas
  • Outpatient Surgery patients may have 1 adult visitor
  • Med/Surg patients may have 2 visitors at least 10 years of age; COVID+ patients on Med/Surg may have 1 designated visitor
  • OB patients may have 2 visitors at least 12 years of age
  • ED patients may have 1 visitor with the exception of both parents/guardians of minor patients
  • End of life patients may exceed 2 visitors at the discretion of the healthcare team

Visitors must:

  • Have no known close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Have no signs or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (per the screening guidelines)
  • Wear a mask at all times, in and outside the patient room. Visitors who refuse to comply will be escorted from the facility.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Visitors who refuse to comply will be escorted from the facility.

Tobacco Use: As recent health studies have found, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. As a healthcare organization, Medina Regional Hospital is taking a lead role in addressing this major health issue. Smoking and the use of chewing tobacco, or any other tobacco-related products, is not permitted at any Medina Regional Hospital facility or within the Medina Healthcare System by patients or visitors. Tobacco use can be a serious physical and emotional addiction, and Medina Regional Hospital offers support to its patients. Visitors may not use tobacco on hospital property.