Ascension Via Christi St. Francis has implemented temporary visitor restrictions in its fifth-floor Pediatrics unit and third-floor Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to prevent potential spread of RSV and other viral respiratory infections.
● Two family caregivers may remain with their child 24 hours a day.
● Additionally, one family member or visitor 18 years or older per day may visit between 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
“To provide an extra layer of security, we are going from two points of access to our secure Pediatrics unit to one,” says Joy Scott, hospital president.
Parents and visitors entering the fifth-floor Pediatrics unit now must:
● Use the entrance north of Elevator C to access the secure unit
● Sign in at the nurse’s station upon entering and exiting.
“We appreciate the cooperation of our visitors, patients, associates and providers to support our infection control efforts and provide a safe environment of care for everyone,” says Scott.