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Important Update: Visitor Restrictions & Screening Processes

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  • Written By: PVHMC - Admin

In response to the increased community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is taking additional precautionary measures to protect public health and keep our patients, visitors, Associates and community safe.

Effective immediately, the following visitor restrictions and screening processes are in place at PVHMC.

Visitor Restrictions

  1. Visitation is limited:
    • No visitors to inpatient areas including medical-surgical units, telemetry units, critical care or intensive care units and observation units
    • No children under the age of 14
    • No children under the age of 18 in the pediatric unit or the neonatal intensive care units (healthy parents may visit at the same time)
    • Only one healthy visitor for patients in the labor, delivery, postpartum and recovery units
    • Only one healthy visitor for all patients having procedures, including surgery, out-patient surgery, GI lab, radiology, catheterization lab, etc.
    • Only one healthy visitor for all emergency department patients
    • Exceptions to the policy may be made for those patients receiving end-of-life care or who have extraordinary circumstances
    • No community visitors will be permitted to the hospital’s cafeteria for the sole purpose of dining
  1. Any visitor who exhibits signs and symptoms of illness may not visit hospitalized patients

Screening Processes

All Arriving Patients & Visitors

  • The hospital is screening patients and visitors at all hospital entrances. Upon arrival, designated staff will ask a series of questions to identify travel status and if patients and visitors are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Patients with Appointments

  • Patients who have appointments at the hospital will receive a phone call prior to their appointment in which a designated hospital representative will perform the screening.

As a reminder, you may see our Associates wearing masks in the hospital. This measure is to protect the health and safety of our patients and visitors, per recommended infection prevention guidelines.