McLaren Central Michigan
Patient and Visitor Information

Restricted Visiting Hours

*Allowance of visitors/caregivers is predicated on a successful screening upon hospital entry. Visitors/caregivers are required to wear masks. Inpatient visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the duration of their stay. No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted. No overnight visitors are allowed with the exception of OB and patients requiring a caregiver.

Are ER patients allowed to have one person accompany them?
Yes. An ER patient is allowed to have a person accompany them as they would fall under the Executive Order (EO) as an exigent circumstance. The accompanying party is encouraged to stay with the patient in their room (if allowed by the physician) or may wait in the ER lobby. If the patient is a child under the age of 21, both parents may accompany the patient.

Are surgical patients allowed to have one person accompany them?
Yes. Surgical or procedure patients require a companion (caregiver) to accompany them and this is well within the parameters of the EO. The patient’s caregiver is allowed to wait in the Shirley Decker Surgical Lobby, the East Entrance Lobby or may choose to wait in their vehicle. These arrangements can be made with the Surgical Desk Hostess. Under most circumstances, the caregiver will also be allowed a brief visit in pre-op, postop and/or on the Med/Surg floor; certain exclusions may apply given specific situations.

Are ICU patients allowed a visitor?
Yes. ICU patients are allowed one visitor under the EO. The visitor will be asked to remain in the patient’s room during the extent of their visit.

Are all Med/Surg patients allowed a visitor?
Yes, ALL Med/Surg patients are allowed one visitor.

Are patients nearing death allowed visitors?
Yes. Patients nearing death are allowed visitors. Arrangements can be made to accommodate visitors with the nursing manager or supervisor.

Are pediatric patients allowed visitors?
Both parents/caregivers are allowed to remain with the patient during the extent of their hospital stay.

Are Lab, Diagnostic Imaging and all other outpatients allowed to have someone accompany them?
No, unless they require a caregiver, are attending an obstetrical ultrasound or are under the age of 21.

Is the Morey Cancer Center allowing patients to bring a companion?
The Morey Cancer Center is adhering to all Karmanos visitor guidelines. Patients receiving a “new consult” or patients here for a treatment education session are allowed one person to accompany them.

Can patients in the Family Birthing Center have visitors?
Labor and delivery patients are allowed one support person throughout the duration of their stay and one doula.

Smoke-Free Campus

McLaren Central Michigan is a non-smoking/non-vaping campus.

Electronic Device Use

To preserve the integrity and privacy of all patients, the use of ALL cameras and recording devices, including but not limited to, cell phone recording functions, is prohibited in patient care settings. Additionally, the use of mobile and electronic devices should be limited in patient care settings, and is prohibited in certain patient care settings if the use will interfere with medical equipment use. These areas will be marked accordingly to ensure patient safety and compliance.

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