SwedishAmerican has announced it will restrict hospital visitor guidelines effective Monday, October 12.

These guidelines are part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of our patients, staff and care providers as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation. The Illinois Department of Public Health has classified our region as one at a warning level due to a positivity rate greater than 8% and increased COVID-19 infection rates.

The updated hospital visitor guidelines are as follows:

  • No inpatient visitors are allowed except for healthcare decision makers and visitors of end-of-life patients.
  • One visitor per patient is allowed in Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Emergency Department.
  • Two visitors per patient are allowed in the NICU and the Pediatrics Unit.