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For Visitors


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Maintaining a Safe and Effective Care Environment

A safe and effective care environment is our highest priority, and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals and medical practices have undertaken necessary steps to protect our patients and workforce as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves.

Visitation

St. Anthony Community Hospital, adult patients are limited to one designated support person, and two hours of visitation between 2 to 6 p.m. Exceptions include:

  • Labor and Delivery is permitted two birth partners 24/7.
  • Mother/Baby is permitted two support persons, one of which may stay 24/7 and the other support person may visit from the hours of 12-6.
  • End-of-life and extenuating circumstances, as well as patients travelling from outside New York for care that cannot be delayed.
  • Behavioral Health units have visitation guidelines which are provided to patients and families upon admission.

Additionally:

  • All visitors, including designated support people, must be screened for symptoms and recent travel. Any visitor subject to quarantine restrictions for exposure or recent travel domestically or abroad, will not be allowed visitation. This includes quarantine orders specific to New York State available at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel- advisory.
  • Adult patients can designate one support person for visitation up to two consecutive hours per patient per day for COVID patients and four hours per day for non-COVID patients between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m.
  • One support person will be able to accompany patients during emergency room care, and during intake and discharge for ambulatory surgeries and procedures.
  • Visitors should remain in patient rooms at all times and exit the campus when their visitation time or accompaniment is over.
  • All hospital, state and federal guidelines regarding infection control practices must be followed.

For patients using personal devices for communication with family and friends:  All WMCHealth policies must be adhered to regarding patient photography and recording/videotaping. Any live video streaming between patients and family/friends must be done with the patients and WMCHealth approval, be time limited, should not include clinical procedures or staff and should not interfere with WMCHealth clinical treatment or operations.

 

View our complete COVID-19 response, including information on testing, visitation, donations and services.

 St. Anthony Community Hospital

15 Maple Avenue
Warwick, NY 10990
845-986-2276

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