Hospitals within the Tenet Healthcare’s Palm Beach Health Network will now be allowing visitors for patients undergoing elective surgery, pediatric patients and maternity patients, according to a release.
The hospitals will allow one visitor per patient.
The visitation policy for elective surgery is for the entire network, which includes Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center. Maternity patients at the hospitals offering these services, Good Samaritan Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center, and pediatric patients at West Boca Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center will also be allowed one visitor, according to the release.
Each visitor will need to undergo screening as a precautionary measure to protect against COVID19, according to the news release. Each visitor will be screened for a fever, any respiratory symptoms or travel to a high risk area before they will be allowed to enter the hospital. They will also need to wear a face mask, wear visitor ID and sanitize their hands, the release states. There will also be certain waiting areas in the hospital specifically designated for visitors to allow for social distancing and extra cleaning protocols.
All staff, physicians, patients and visitors are also screened for COVID-19 symptoms before they are able to enter the hospital.