MVH adjusts visitation to the hospital


(October 30, 2020 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

The health and safety of the patients, visitors and staff is the number one priority of Monongahela Valley Hospital. MVH understands how important the support from loved ones and friends is during a hospital stay. At this time, the increase of COVID-19 cases in the region requires MVH to temporarily adjust its patient visitation policy.

Effective Monday, Nov. 2, the following guidelines will be in place until further notice:

  • Daily visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for medical/surgical units, ICU, CCU, 3-PCU and 4-PCU.
  • Behavioral Health visiting hours are every day from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Patients will be asked to name two visitors and only those two people may visit during their entire stay.
  • Only one of the designated visitors will be permitted in a patient room at a time.
  • Visitors must be 18+ years old.
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask.
  • All visitors are asked to sanitize their hands upon arrival to the unit.
  • Once visitors have concluded their visit, they are asked to exit as soon as possible.
  • Any visitor who shows signs of illness will be asked to kindly leave for the safety of others.

While these temporary measures are in place, MVH encourages continued interaction with loved ones through digital means such as, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Messenger and other means of communication.

The visitation policy may be adjusted at any time in response to rapidly changing conditions in the region. MVH will continue to work to protect the population in the face of the global pandemic and apologizes for the challenges these protections may create.

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