Making our facilities safe
Methodist Hospitals is strictly following guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Indiana State Department of Public Health designed to ensure that healthcare institutions are best able to care for COVID-19 patients while keeping other patients safe from infection.
The following visitor restrictions are in effect as of Tuesday, November 17.
Until further notice, no visitors will be allowed in our facilities with the following exceptions:
- One adult support person may visit/accompany critically ill, mother/baby, and/or Emergency Department patients.
- One adult support person may accompany the patient during the admission and discharge processes for outpatient surgical procedures.
- One adult support person may accompany patients needing assistance for outpatient testing.
No one under the age of 18 should be in the building unless they are a patient. Universal masking will continue in all Methodist facilities. Those unable to comply will be asked to leave the premises.
No one should visit if they are ill or have any symptoms including fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headache, chills, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, vomiting and/or diarrhea, loss of taste or smell. Temperature and symptom checks will continue at all entrances.
We are practicing aggressive cleaning protocols throughout our facilities. Methodist Hospitals’ environmental services team increased its rounds and provided disinfectants to individual departments for hourly cleaning between those rounds.
Methodist Hospitals is following the latest CDC masking guidelines. We have also reorganized waiting areas and adopted scheduling procedures to have fewer people in waiting areas to reduce wait times and to promote social distancing.
Controlling Access to our Facilities
All those entering Methodist Hospitals facilities are screened for symptoms.