Piedmont Newnan Changes Visitation Policy to One Support Person
Due to the high overall census levels of the hospital, involving both COVID and non-COVID patients, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, is restricting visitation throughout the hospital to one support person per non-COVID patient per 24 hours, beginning Monday, August 9, 2021.
Patients admitted to Women’s Services are allowed one support person throughout the patient’s stay, with only infant-banded persons allowed in the NICU. Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed. Overnight visitation is limited to one support person. Those visiting the emergency department and those having outpatient procedures are allowed one support person, with the exception of minors receiving care who may have both parents/legal guardians present.
All visitors (support persons) are required to wear a mask in the hospital at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover a person’s nose and mouth.
“We know how important visitation can be for our patients and their loved ones, but safety remains our top priority,” said Mike Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan. “We will continue our screening procedures and ask that all visitors continue to wear a mask, wash their hands, and watch their distance. These are important behaviors outside of the hospital as well.”
Piedmont Newnan encourages people to remain closely connected to their loved ones in the hospital through virtual means. Email messages to patients can be sent to [email protected] and apps such as Skype, Zoom, DUO or FaceTime can be used to set up virtual face-to-face meetings.
For more information about Piedmont Healthcare’s response to COVID-19, please visit piedmont.org.