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Visitor Related Policies

GSL Trust

Updated 03/08/2022

Geisinger St. Luke’s recognizes the important role your family and friends play in your recovery. Their love and support will be instrumental in your return to wellness.

With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind Geisinger St. Luke’s has implemented the following visitor guidelines*:


While visiting your loved one, please observe these guidelines:

  • ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19.
  • Masks are optional for visitors, but still encouraged when visiting vulnerable or ill loved ones.
  • We recommend two (2) visitors at a time to help maintain a restful and healing environment.
  • Visitors must be in good health.
  • Visitation for COVID-19 positive patients is prohibited except for those nearing end of life.
  • For patients with cognitive or intellectual disabilities one (1) support person may remain with the patient.

Please note, in order to help maintain a healthy environment, our staff will continue to be required to wear a mask while providing direct care to our patients.


END OF LIFE

  • Visitation can occur at any time, but it is preferred if the following times are avoided: 6:45 am - 7:15 am and 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm.
  • Visitors may not congregate in common or waiting room areas while waiting to visit.

SAME DAY SURGERIES, PROCEDURES, INFUSION CENTER, RADIATION ONCOLOGY AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

  • One (1) visitor per patient.

Specialty Specific Guidelines:

  • Pediatrics
    • Inpatient Pediatric Unit- Up to four support persons (including siblings under the age of 12) may visit a child on the inpatient pediatric unit at any time.
    • Pediatric ICU (PICU)- Two visitors (parents or guardians; or parent and assigned support person) may visit a child in the PICU at any time.
    • Neonatal ICU (NICU)- Two visitors (parents or guardians; or parent and assigned support person) may visit a child in the NICU at any time.
    • Visiting hours per the unit policy. Policies will be reviewed with patient and family at time of admission.
  • Obstetrics
    • Two visitors plus one certified doula (if discussed and approved by OB provider).
    • Visiting hours per the unit policy. Policies will be reviewed with patient and family at time of admission.
    • Siblings are allowed to visit per the unit policy.
  • Behavioral Health
    • No visitors per specialty policy.
  • Skilled Nursing
    • 100% Visitor screening.
    • To ensure social distancing - Limit to two visitors at a time.

This policy will be re-evaluated as needed and revised based on COVID-19 community spread.

Geisinger St. Luke’s understands this policy might present difficulties for some patients, family members and friends, and we are sympathetic to those concerns. At the same time, we must be responsible to the communities we serve and do what’s best to protect everyone. We urge those who might be impacted to please cooperate with our physicians, nurses and staff as they help our organizations fight COVID-19.

Patients put their trust in us when they choose to seek care with Geisinger St. Luke’s. As such, we have developed the following policy reflects Geisinger St. Luke’s longstanding commitment to providing a safe work environment free from threat or harm for all of our providers, employees and volunteers. As you will note, this policy details our Network’s expectations regarding appropriate communication and behavior for all who use our services. As our patients and guests of Geisinger St. Luke’s, we ask you to join us in creating a safe environment for all. View Code of Conduct

Your cooperation in observing these guidelines is appreciated and will help us provide the safe environment that is necessary to continue to welcome visitors to our facilities.

For St. Luke’s Hospice House visitation information please contact 484-526-7100.

Visit https://www.slhn.org/covid-19 for additional details and updates.


* Policies/guidelines may vary at St. Luke’s Warren Campus to comply with New Jersey directives.