Due to increasing respiratory illnesses in our community, the CDC recommends masking in healthcare facilities to keep patients and staff safe. Effective Monday, January 15, 2024, masking will be required in all Riverside Healthcare facilities in patient care areas.
Masks are optional in non-patient-care areas such as the gift shop and cafeteria. This policy will continue through April 15, 2024, which traditionally marks the end of cold/flu season.
ALL Units: 18 years and older with exceptions to end-of-life situations and the Family Birthing Center for sibling visits.
The visitor policy may be altered due to the patient’s care needs.
Additional Visitor Guidelines:
Emergency Department – Visitors may be restricted from visiting a patient in the Emergency Department when there is an actual or perceived risk of harm, intimidation, or harassment to the patient, other patients or staff.
Pediatrics – Up to two visitors in the procedural care department are welcome to sit with a patient pre and post-procedure.
Labor & Delivery - Two alternating visitors, aside from the mother's significant other, are permitted during labor, delivery, and recovery. One designated visitor is permitted for outpatient testing and/or rule out labor.
Cesarean Births & Recovery – Only the father of the baby or designated support person is allowed in the Operating Room & during the recovery period.
Post-Partum/OB Unit – Visitors 18 years and older or siblings of the newborn are welcome, following all hospital hours and guidelines.
Intermediate Care Nursery – The mother and designated support person are only welcome to visit the Intermediate Care Nursery unless the newborn’s condition or situation directs otherwise. Identification bands will be verified for all visits.
Overnight Visitors - Two visitors are welcome to stay overnight with a patient.
Procedures - One adult designated visitor in the procedural care department is welcome to sit with a patient pre and post-procedure.