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Patient and Visitor Information

Patient and Visitor Information

Mt. Pleasant, MI – McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) will be tightening visitor restrictions as of today, November 9, 2020.

“In an effort to keep our staff, patients and community safe, McLaren Central Michigan will be implementing further visitor restrictions,” said Darrell Lentz, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO.  “It is critical we take every measure possible to help mitigate the spread of infection; yet we also understand the importance of connecting with loved ones.  Alternative ways to visit family and friends are available and include virtual visits with hand-held devices.”

Update to hospital entrances

In an effort to strengthen COVID-19 precautions and minimize person-to-person contact across our organization, McLaren Central Michigan will be adjusting how we direct patients through our doors.” said Darrell Lentz, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO. “We cannot emphasize enough to our community how important it is to not delay seeking care; routine, preventative and emergent. Our hospital continues to take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff; this recent change in entrances is yet another example of how we continue to do just that.

The East entrance (former ER entrance) will now serve as the main point of entry into the hospital for the majority of patients. Patients accessing the Medical Arts Building, Mammography or picking up oral contrast from the hospital pharmacy will continue to use the West entrance (off of Brown St.). The Emergency Department and Morey Cancer Center entrances remain open.

Enter East Entrance for:

  • Outpatient Registration
  • Direct Admit
  • OB Registration
  • Sleep Lab
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • CT Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Lab
  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • HVC
  • Same Day Surgery

Enter West Entrance for:

  • Mammography
  • Medical Arts Building Clinics
  • Pharmacy

See the below list of answers to frequently asked questions:

*Allowance of visitors/caregivers/guardians is predicated on a successful screening upon hospital entry. Visitors/caregivers/guardians are required to wear masks at all times. No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted. No overnight visitors are allowed with the exception of OB and pediatric patients. Visitors are not allowed to rotate in a single day.

Are ER patients allowed to have one person accompany them?
Yes. An ER patient is allowed to have a person accompany them. The accompanying party MUST remain in the patient’s room throughout the duration of their stay (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 or guardians may accompany the patient. Additional visitors are NOT allowed in the ER lobby.

Are surgical patients allowed to have one person accompany them?
Yes. Surgical or procedure patients are allowed one person to accompany them. They are 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 accompanying person will 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. 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 or guardians 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.

*All visitors will need to enter at the East Entrance of the hospital (ED visitors will utilize the ED Entrance)

Additional information:

  • Allowance of visitor/caregiver/support person is predicated on a successful screening upon hospital entry. 
  • Visitor/caregiver/support person is required to wear a mask.  
  • No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted.  
  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive patients.  
  • Patients at the end of life are allowed visitors; arrangements can be made with hospital administration.

For additional clarification or questions, community members can contact hospital administration at 989.772.6720.

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