McLaren Caro Region
Patient and Visitor Information

Updated Visitor Information

General Visitation Guidance

Our team wants your visit to be the most comfortable it can be. Whether you're being cared for as a patient, or just visiting a loved one, please refer to the various information regarding visitation hours and guidelines.

If you have any questions during your visit to McLaren Caro Region, please do not hesitate to ask any employee and we will help point you in the right direction.

Keeping our patients and employees safe during COVID-19

We have steadfastly continued to provide life-saving care throughout the onset of coronavirus and are determined to meet the health care needs of the communities we serve into the future.

Learn about the measures we're taking to help keep patients and employees safe during these unprecedented times.

McLaren Health Care | Safe Care

 

Visiting Hours and Guidelines

 

At This Time, One Healthy Visitor Per Patient Per Day Will be Allowed to Enter the Hospital

Hospitalized patients need the support of family and friends and visitors can help raise patient’s spirits, a key to recovery. Following these guidelines can make these visits even more effective, safer and more worthwhile for you and the patient.

For the safety of our patients and staff, we will limit the number of hospital visitors to one designated healthy visitor per patient per day.

  • Pediatric patients are allowed two visitors.
  • Obstetrics patients in active labor are allowed a birth coach in addition to one visitor.
  • Pastoral care visits are permitted and do not count towards the allowed number of visitors.

All approved necessary visitors are required to be screened for COVID symptoms prior to entering the building.

Please note, all visitors will be required to adhere to the PPE policy and must wear a mask at all times, to include while in the patient’s room. Visitors who are observed not wearing a mask, may be escorted out of the hospital.

Additional visitors may be allowed if they meet one of the following criteria, and approval is granted by the CEO, VP of Operations or Administrator on Call including:

  • A visitor who is a family member, here to see a patient during imminent death, under direct care of the facility
  • Additional exigent circumstances (to be determined on a case-by-case basis)

For surgical, procedural, and other outpatient areas:

  • For visitors who are waiting to drive a patient home after care such as sedation, postsurgical, or cardiovascular procedures:
    • One visitor may be allowed up if they pass the screening.
  • A visitor who fails the screening will be asked to wait in their vehicle until the patient procedure is complete.
    • The visitor who is asked to wait outside, shall provide a phone number for the physician to call after the patient’s procedure.
    • The phone number should be given to the patient to share with their health care physician at the time of the department check in.
    • The patient shall be escorted to the exit to be picked up by their visitor.

Any patient who has tested positive for COVID-19, or who is on droplet precautions awaiting test results, will not be able to have visitors unless approved by the CEO, VP of Operations or Administrator on Call if they meet exigent circumstances.

Fire Safety

We periodically conduct fire drills. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In the event of an actual emergency, hospital staff will notify you. The hospital is fire resistant, and our employees are well-trained in safety procedures.

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