Starting Sat., March 14, visitors will not be allowed within the medical center until further notice, with a few specific exemptions
VANCOUVER — In an effort to protect patients, caregivers and members of the community, and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is restricting visitor access until COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health threat.
Starting Sat., March 14, visitors will not be allowed within the medical center until further notice, with a few specific exemptions. This measure is being taken out of an abundance of caution and with the benefit of learnings from partners in the Seattle area, according to PeaceHealth officials.
Exceptions to the policy include one (1) support person to help a patient with mobility challenges or discharge instructions, one (1) designated support person for Emergency Department patients, two (2) parents of a minor patient, and two (2) support persons for end-of-life patients.
Additionally, access will be restricted to the following entrances:
- Firstenburg Tower main entry, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place
- 92nd Ave entrance
- 5th Street entrance
- Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place
- Family Birth Center – all visitors will be screened and allowed on a case-by-case basis and must remain within the Family Birth Center
PeaceHealth medical centers and clinics are continuously monitoring the potential spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
“We are working in close partnership with our respective county and state partners and adapting as information and protocols change,’’ stated a Friday news release. “We appreciate our community’s cooperation during this time.’’
For more information, go online at peacehealth.org.