Important Information About Visitation Guidelines

at Monmouth Medical Center

See Updated Guidelines

Woman wearing a mask is having her temperature taken while visiting the hospital

EFFECTIVE – May 24, 2022

  • Adult Inpatient (Non-COVID) unit, visitation at bedside is limited to (1) visitor at a time during visiting hours 11a-8p.
  • Intensive Care Unit (Non-COVID) visitation at bedside is limited to (1) visitor at a time during visiting hours 12p-7p (MMC).
  • Outpatients may be accompanied by (1) support person, who may be directed to an alternate waiting area to ensure physical distancing.
  • Same Day Surgery or Medical Day Stay patients can have (1) visitor accompany them to the surgical prep area. It is recommended that the visitor leave during the procedure and rejoin the patient for the discharge process. Pediatric surgical patients are limited to parents or guardians. (max of (2) people)
  • Non-COVID Emergency Department visitation at bedside is limited to (1) visitor at the bedside.
  • We will accommodate all visitation in compliance with Department of Health and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age will not be permitted.
  • Non-COVID Maternity patient visitation at bedside is limited to (1) banded support person and/or (1) doula while in PP, with the addition of (1) visitor at a time during visiting hours 12p-7p on the mother-baby units.
  • Non-COVID Labor & Delivery patient visitation at bedside is limited to (1) banded support person and/or (1) doula.
  • Non-COVID Antepartum patient visitation at bedside is limited to (1) banded support person with the addition of (1) visitor at a time during visiting hours 11a-8p
  • In Pediatrics, visitation at bedside is limited to parents and guardians (limited to (2) people per visit).
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visitation will be limited to parents or support persons.
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health visitation is restricted with limited exceptions.

* Masks must be worn during the entire time of visit by both visitor and patient. Please note that additional visitors may not wait inside the hospital for their turn to visit the patient.

Safety Measures

All approved visitors will be screened at the entrance prior to being given a visitor pass. If a visitor presents with cold or flu-like systems, that individual will not be allowed to visit or stay in the building. All visitors will be asked if they have been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19. If any visitor has been advised to self-quarantine, they will not be allowed to visit. All visitors will be asked if they have been advised to isolate due to COVID-positive status in the last 10 days. If any visitor has been advised to isolate, they will not be allowed to visit.

In addition to the above, gatherings of family members, friends and other acquaintances of the patient in family lounges, waiting areas, the lobby, cafeteria or restaurants on campus will not be allowed.

All approved visitors must wear a mask at all times and should wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after visiting.

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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

It’s safe for you to come back: Don’t delay your cardiopulmonary health care.

Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit has reopened with all the required distancing of equipment, protocol for sanitation of equipment and patient education regarding precautionary measures required to promote safety of patients and staff, including:

  • Adherence to the guidance and established criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Hospital Association, leading national associations of nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists, and the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection, including equipment and surfaces, frequently and between patients.
  • Active screening of team members, patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry.
  • Requiring all patients and staff to wear a hospital-issued mask, per CDC universal masking guidelines and our RWJBarnabas Health mask policy.
  • Following strict social and physical distancing measures — spacing equipment at least six feet apart.
  • Strict hand hygiene and availability of hand sanitizer throughout the unit.

Our team is here to answer your questions and provide you with the support you need to calm any anxiety that you may have about coming to the hospital. For an appointment or to learn more, call (732) 923-7454.

Maternity

Expectant moms who come to the hospital to deliver will only be permitted to bring one significant other/support person with them. This designated significant other/support person will remain with the expectant mom throughout her stay, and may not transfer their duties to any other person. In addition to a significant other/support person, a doula is also permitted throughout labor, delivery, and the entire postpartum hospital stay. The doula shall not count as the support person.

Upon arrival at the hospital for delivery, patients should enter through the Emergency Department. Both mom and her designated partner will undergo a thorough screening and testing for COVID-19 symptoms, which include sore throat, cough and fever, and then will be masked and escorted to Labor and Delivery.

Once on the Labor and Delivery unit, the significant other/support person must remain with the patient at all times and will have extremely limited access to other areas of the hospital. Please note that the banded support person may leave and re-enter upon the mother’s transfer to Postpartum.

Please note that this visitor policy may be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

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As always, Monmouth Medical Center remains committed to the safety and health of all patients, families, visitors, physicians, nurses and staff.

We thank you for your cooperation. Thank you for choosing Monmouth Medical Center.




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