UPMC Hospital Restricted Visitation

UPMC Hospital Restricted Visitation

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Visitation Restrictions
Effective 3/25/20 at 6:00 a.m.
Beginning Wednesday, March 25, inpatient and outpatient visitation guidelines will shift from limited to restricted, outlined below. Rare exceptions will be made in end-of-life and special circumstances. Any exceptions must be approved by James Karstetter, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer. Any non-patient with new shortness of breath, fever, cough, or contact with someone who is under investigation for COVID-19 should not enter UPMC Western Maryland. A triage line is available for those patients who suspect they have acquired the virus (240)-964-1000.

Inpatients being tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19
• No inpatient visitors

Non-COVID-19 inpatients (all hospital departments, excluding obstetrics and L&D) AND outpatients (of all physician practices, rehab, cancer centers, imaging, and all outpatient locations)
• Inpatients: No visitors.
• Inpatient surgery patients: One visitor for post-surgery discussion and accompany to inpatient room, then immediately leave.
• Outpatient surgery patients: One visitor for post-surgery discussion and assistance for discharge.
• Emergency Department patients: One visitor is permitted to stay with the patient during clinical assessment.
o Patient is discharged: Visitor may stay with the patient, staff may encourage waiting in the vehicle if
o Patient is admitted: Visitor may accompany patient to inpatient room, then immediately leave.

All other outpatients (in hospital and outpatient settings): Allowed one companion only if patient requires assistance; otherwise, companion will be requested to wait in the car.

No children visitors will be permitted in any care setting, must be 18 years of age or older

Obstetrics, labor and delivery inpatients:
• Any visitors must be screened prior to entry, via symptom/travel screen questionnaire not body
temperature scan at this time.
• No visitors who are ill, sick, frail, elderly, or at-risk (i.e. immune compromised or serious chronic illness)
• No children will be permitted, must be 18 years of age or older.
• Obstetrics and L&D: Visitors will be limited to the same 1 support person per patient for the entire stay (i.e. partner, doula)
• Peds and NICU: Visitors will be limited to the same 2 support persons per patient for the entire stay (i.e. parent, guardian)

Behavioral health services (all inpatient behavioral health settings):
• No visitors on inpatient units are permitted.

Elective Surgery/Non-Emergent Procedures and Appointments
Effective 3/24/20 at 5:00 p.m.
During his press conference on Monday, March 23, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced all hospitals in Maryland will cancel elective procedures. Governor Hogan applied the order broadly as our hospitals respond to this public health emergency.
• All non-emergent procedures and appointments will be cancelled, postponed, performed remotely through telephone or video transmission.
• Such decisions will be between the physician/advanced practice professional and the patient.

Urgent Care Centers
Effective 3/23/20
All locations are open for patients with urgent needs that do not require an emergency room visit. These locations are requesting all patients to return to their vehicles and call in to enter the facility. This will allow staff to screen the patients for COVID-19 symptoms before entering and providing necessary direction.

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Posted By: UPMC Western Maryland

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Date: April 16, 2020

This event also occurs on 04/23/2020, 04/30/2020

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More About this Event Poster: UPMC Western Maryland

In 2018, WMHS and UPMC joined together in a clinical affiliation to work cooperatively to enhance healthcare services and to strengthen the delivery of quality care, transform care delivery and reduce the total cost of providing care in the community. In March 2019, the Boards of Directors of both WMHS and UPMC signed a non-binding letter of intent to negotiate an affiliation agreement. Following a nine-month regulatory review and due diligence process by WMHS and UPMC, the Boards co-signed a binding integration and affiliation agreement on January 15, 2020, setting February 1, as the target date for finalizing the affiliation.

“Throughout our research and discussions with UPMC, we became increasingly confident and excited about becoming part of a world-class academic medical center which shares our vision for providing quality patient care,” said Rolf Haarstad, chair of the WMHS Board of Directors. “Our mutual mission is to continue to bring cutting-edge, evidence-based medicine to patients close to home.”

“UPMC has a long, successful track record of affiliations with like-minded hospitals. We know how much this hospital means to the region, and we are thrilled that WMHS has chosen to join UPMC,” said Leslie C. Davis, senior vice president, UPMC, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, UPMC Health Services Division.

UPMC has committed to make certain capital investments to enhance services and upgrade facilities in the Western Maryland region. These investments by UPMC, along with investments that the WMHS Foundation has made and continues to make, will help ensure that UPMC Western Maryland will continue to provide state-of-the-art, quality healthcare for residents as well as maintaining its position as one of the largest employers in the region for years to come.

The new affiliation does not affect patients’ insurance coverage. UPMC Western Maryland will continue to honor the contracts it has in place with regional and national insurers and has reaffirmed its commitment to continue working with multiple payors in the future.

The board of UPMC Western Maryland consists of 12 directors, including 8 appointed by the current WMHS board and 4 designated by the UPMC board.

About UPMC
A $20 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 89,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a nearly 3.6 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.

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