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Alice Hyde Expands Hospital Visitation

As COVID-19 cases fall across the North Country, UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center is updating its welcoming policy to expand hospital visiting hours, effective Monday, March 28.

Starting Monday, March 28, hospital visiting hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Sunday, said Rebecca Shutts, MSN, MBA, RN, Alice Hyde’s Chief Nursing Officer.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer these expanded visiting hours for our patients and their families and loved ones,” said Shutts. “Our region’s vaccination rate continues to increase, and we know that our screening process for patients, visitors and employees, and our health and safety protocols, are effective at protecting our patients and our people.” 

The expanded visiting hours will not change Alice Hyde’s current policies and procedures for masking and PEE use, COVID-19 screening, or how visitors and support persons should conduct themselves while they are in Alice Hyde facilities. The hospital’s updated Welcoming Policy continues to reflect guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 precautions remain in effect in health care settings throughout New York State:

·         Anyone entering the hospital or any other Alice Hyde facility must be screened for symptoms of the virus prior to entering. Anyone with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter.

·         All visitors and support persons are required to wear a surgical/procedural mask at all times, for the duration of their visit. This includes while they are in the patient’s room. Individuals visiting COVID-positive/PUI/Quarantined patients must wear an N95 respirator/mask. Alice Hyde will provide appropriate face coverings if visitors or support persons do not have one.

·         All visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of their visit, limit traffic in hallways, and may not congregate in common areas.

A full version of Alice Hyde’s Welcoming Policy is available on the hospital’s website.