At Monmouth Medical Center, we are ready to see you.

Safety is our commitment to you — please don’t delay your health care.

For the safety and well-being of our patients, their loved ones, our staff and the communities we serve, Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) is making temporary changes to our visitation policy as we continue to proactively respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

MMC is among the New Jersey hospitals adopting visiting guidelines set forth by the New Jersey Hospital Association based on identified regional risk levels throughout the state. At present, Monmouth County is in the Red Risk Level and warrants the highest level of visitation suspension, with limited exceptions, for the safety of all.

  • For all adult medical and behavioral health inpatient units, visitation at the bedside is restricted with limited exceptions.
  • Maternity patients will be limited to one banded support person and/or doula.
  • Emergency Department visitation is restricted with limited exceptions.
  • In Pediatrics, visitation at the bedside is limited to parents and guardians of family care partners (limited to two people per visit).
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visitation will be limited to parents or support persons.
  • Outpatients may be accompanied by one support person, who may be directed to an alternate waiting area to ensure physical distancing.
  • Same Day Surgery or Medical Day Stay patients will be dropped off at the main entrance, and the designated family member will be notified to rejoin the patient for the discharge process. Pediatric surgical patients are limited to parents or guardians of family care partners.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age will not be permitted.
  • We will accommodate all visitation in compliance with Department of Health and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

We encourage family members and friends to use alternative methods to interact with their loved ones, including phone calls, Facetime and Skype. For those without access to a smartphone, tablet or computer, the MMC nursing team can facilitate virtual visits using iPads available on patient care units and in the Emergency Department.

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Surgery, Same Day Surgery and Outpatient Procedures

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Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Centers

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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

The safety of our patients, families and staff is our number one priority. To increase the safety of our moms and babies, Monmouth Medical Center has enacted a One Partner Policy for its maternity units. Additionally, expectant mother must have a negative COVID-19 test within six days of admission.

Expectant moms who come to the hospital to deliver will only be permitted to bring one significant other/support person with them, and can have no other visitors while in the hospital. 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.

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. 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.

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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