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Advocate Aurora Health adopts a no-visitor policy, with a few exceptions


By - Mar 15th, 2020 08:54 pm

To stem the spread of COVID-19 and help keep our patients, visitors and team members safe, Advocate Aurora Health will implement new visitor restrictions beginning March 16, 2020:

No visitors, with a few exceptions, will be allowed in any inpatient areas until further notice. All visitors who meet exclusion criteria must pass a health screening, which will be administered at a central hospital checkpoint.

Exclusion criteria includes:

  • Pediatric caregivers (2)
  • Caregivers necessary for the emotional well-being of the patient (1)
  • Partner and midwife/doula of a laboring mother (2)
  • End of life situations (# of visitors determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Emergency Department companion (1)
  • Outpatient area companion (1)
  • In person discharge instructions (1)
  • Professionals assigned to assist with procedures (1)

About Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2.1 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2018. We help people live well.

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