Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is employing protective measures to ensure the well-being of our patients and staff.
Please see below for the latest updates.
The page will be updated frequently, so please check back regularly.
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Update: Effective, Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Gaylord Hospital monitors the COVID-19 cases in the state and continues to modify inpatient visitation as needed.
Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 or who are COVID-19 positive (+) are excluded from having in-person visitors. Visitors must adhere to the following:
• Visitors must be age 12 and over; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Patients with children under the age of 12 must arrange visitation with the designated care manager.
• Each patient is allowed to have two (2) visitors at one time.
• Visitation hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 12 p.m.– 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday visitation hours are between the hours of 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.; Gaylord’s designated Holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day) visiting hours are between the hours of 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• In the event visitation needs to take part outside of the scheduled hours due to extenuating circumstances, arrangements must be made through the nurse manager/ supervisor and/or care manager. Security and Nursing Supervisor must then be notified.
• New patients admitted after the standard visiting hours will be allowed one brief visit by a designated support person to help with their transition into Gaylord.
• Visitors are to enter and exit through the Jackson Lobby and check in at the Security desk.
• Visitors must mask at all times.
• Visits must take place in the patient’s room or in outside designated areas when weather is permitting (outside visits must be approved by the medical staff and healthcare team).
• Visitors must eat or drink outside of the patient's room.
• Common area (cafeteria, inpatient gym, lobbies, etc.) visitation may be limited and restricted, depending on number of occupants.
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Outpatient Services During COVID-19
Gaylord remains vigilant with infection prevention and is adhering to all CDC guidelines. With safety as our highest priority, we continue to implement the following:
- Treatment and waiting areas have been spaced 6 feet apart.
- All patients and staff are required to wear masks.
- Our staff is cleaning equipment and surfaces following infection prevention guidelines.
- We offer telehealth as another option for patient care.