SWEDISHAMERICAN UPDATES HOSPITAL VISITOR GUIDELINES

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.