Important Visitation Update from Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Contact Name: Kristina Sparacino
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Contact Phone Number: 3524272108
Lakewood Ranch, Florida – May 20, 2020 – Expanded visitation is now in place at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC). ER and surgical/procedural areas staff will now allow patients one visitor, age 18 and older to accompany patients upon arrival. All visitors will be required to be screened, wear a mask and use hand-sanitizing gel upon entering the facility as well as entering and exiting a patient room. The one visitor will be limited to a specific room.
These additional visitation guidelines have recently been added to the COVID-19 visitation guidelines established on March 18 when visitation was only provided for OB/Neonatal, special needs patients and compassionate care/end-of-life situations.
At this time, visitors are not permitted on the Inpatient Nursing Units or rooms. We encourage family/friends to continue to call, use FaceTime or Skype those patients.
Details of current visitation include:
• ER – Limit of one visitor age 18 or older may accompany a patient in the ER. The visitor must come in with the patient at the time of arrival. Both are required to wear a mask that they should bring with them if possible. The visitor must stay in the specific room assigned to the patient until discharge or until the visitor leaves. If the patient is admitted as observation or inpatient, no visitation is permitted on the Nursing Units.
• Surgical/procedural areas – Limit of one visitor age 18 or older may accompany the patient for admitting and pre-surgical areas. Both will be required to wear a mask upon arrival. The visitor will need to leave when the patient is taken to the Pre-Operative area and may not wait at the hospital. The visitor will be notified when the patient is ready to be picked up and given their discharge information. The visitor again needs a mask as they enter the building for discharge. If a patient is to stay overnight after their procedure, no visitation is allowed on the Nursing Units.
• Labor and Delivery: limitation of one support person who may stay over night
• Mom and Baby/Post-partum**: one support person who may stay over night
• Neonatal: one support person
• Exceptions may be made for certain special needs patients, compassionate care/end-of-life situations.
**Reminder for OB patient’s families: when picking up mothers and/or newborns, please secure someone to watch older children, since they are not able to visit the hospital.
Please visit our website at lwrmc.com and click on Health Alert: Important Coronavirus Update for additional information or follow Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s Facebook.
About Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (lwrmc.com) Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the hospital of choice for many families in the Manatee/Sarasota region. The hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is recognized across the nation as a symbol of quality that shows the hospital's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have access to a medical staff of more than 600 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties and use the hospital's advanced medical technology.
Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital is not liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our website.
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