Sheridan Memorial Hospital is working to implement a limited visitation plan for non-coronavirus patients for the New Year.
During a press briefing from SMH leadership, Chief Nursing Officer Barb Hespen spoke on the plan to allow a limited number of visitors into the hospital.
The plan would permit one individual to visit someone that has been admitted into the hospital for in-patient treatment not related to COVID-19.
The visitation would not extend to the clinic where COVID-19 patients are being treated. Visitations to the emergency department will be determined on a case by case basis.
Hours for visitation will be Monday through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to come early, Hespen said.
SMH leadership are encouraging one-person visits to in-patients once they are permitted as a vital part of the healing process and mental health for patients in recovery or treatment. SMH leadership and staff are working to implement limited visitations as soon as Jan. 4 or 5.