Friday, 20 March 2020 10:08

Summa Moves to No Visitors Policy Amid Pandemic Featured

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As a precaution to protect against the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Summa Health has made several changes to their visitors policy. 

As of Friday morning, Summa Health has moved to a no visitors policy. Exceptions to this policy will be made for one healthy visitor per patient, per day for the following categories:

 Patient who is in serious or critical condition or under hospice care

 End-of-life (approval for requests for more than one person will be made by nurse manager)

 Patient in the Emergency Department

 Mothers in labor (significant other is permitted)

 Children who are 18 years of age or under (parents permitted)

 People undergoing surgery

 Akron Children’s NICU (limited to mom and one additional visitor per day)

 Adult patients with cognitive or mental disability requiring help with the provision of medical care or activities of daily living, speaking for the patient, keeping patient safe

 People who must exercise of power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient

 People performing official governmental functions

 Person requiring an outpatient test or procedure where a companion is required for support

Fore more information, visit the Summa Health wesbite

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