NOTICE: ALL visitors will be prohibited at St. Luke’s Hospital to protect the health of our patients and employees.
IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, In compliance with updated state and local health regulations, all visitors are restricted with the following exceptions:
- Obstetric patients:
- Non-COVID-19 suspected case: one adult (18+) visitor.
- COVID-19 confirmed case: one adult visitor (18+) who will remain the same for the entire hospitalization.
- Emergency Department: one visitor (18+), which ends upon admission as an inpatient
- Surgery or Procedure: One adult (18+) visitor
- End of Life: Immediate family to include: significant others, children, siblings and others at the discretion of the healthcare team.
- Patient Needs: Healthcare team may determine if a visitor is needed based on patient’s well-being.
Any visitor who may be allowed for one of the above reasons must:
- Be 18+ years old
- Follow strict hand-washing procedures before and after visiting a patient
- Be screened at the hospital entrance for fever and respiratory symptoms before being allowed to visit. Individuals who exhibit any of these symptoms will not be permitted to visit.
These guidelines will help us minimize the number of people in our hospital to prevent the spread of disease. Please encourage patients to connect with their loved ones using phone calls, email, texting, video chat or other electronic communications.
Personal Protective Equipment Donations:
A large pink collection box has been placed at the St. Luke’s Hospital Outpatient Entrance (driveway 3). Please place any donated masks in a zip lock or plastic bag for delivery. If you have other questions, contact Jean Sandrock, email@example.com.
Other Personal Protective Equipment donations:
Please contact Jean Sandrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.893.5934 (M-F) to coordinate drop off of protective equipment.
Items we are requesting assistance from the community:
- N95 masks – are there business or industry that can help by donation
- Surgical masks – ? salons etc. that could be donated.
- Goggles or protective eyewear
- Nitrile or other gloves
Thank you for the community response for this need in health care.
Please, Be Our Guest. But Remember – We’re All Here for Our Patients.
While visiting St. Luke’s Hospital, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. We’ve developed a variety of amenities and services to help with that.
In addition, the following visitor guidelines are in place to ensure the comfort, safety, privacy and healing of our patients – the reason we’re here.
Maintaining a safe and comfortable environment.
Receiving support from friends and family members is part of the healing process. While it’s natural to be concerned about your loved ones while they’re in our Maumee/Toledo hospital, it’s important to understand that limiting the number of visits can contribute to a speedier recovery.
Total health involves physical, mental and spiritual needs. We ask that our patients and their guests help us maintain a safe and comfortable environment by considering the following guidelines.
- Visitors may be asked to leave if they are disturbing patients
- Do not leave children unattended
- Speak softly, and avoid unnecessary noise
- Respect the patient. Always knock first on the door, even if it’s open, announce yourself
- If there is a roommate, be considerate and do not make loud noises
- Chairs are provided for the comfort of visitors – please do not sit on the patient’s bed
- Brief visits are not as tiring to patients, so please keep visits brief so others may visit, as well
- Discourage friends and family from visiting if they have colds or other infectious diseases. If you’re not sure, talk with a nurse before visiting.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room when the patient receives treatment from a doctor or nurse
- Always check with the nurse or the registered dietitian before bringing special foods from home. Most patients are on special diets while in the hospital. Outside food is not always good for them. They should only eat food prepared for them by the hospital.
- Children 12 and older are considered adults for visiting purposes
Free visitor parking.
Free parking is available for visitors in designated lots near the Visitors Entrance in front of our Maumee/Toledo hospital. Please do not park in the Outpatient Center or Emergency Department areas.
Cell phones and smart phones may be used in most areas in St. Luke’s Hospital. Please watch for signs indicating restricted areas. When these appear, it is vital that you respect the area patients and staff by turning off your phone.
St. Luke’s Hospital is tobacco-free.
For your health, St. Luke’s Hospital, along with all Maumee/Toledo hospitals and those throughout Northwest Ohio, is an entirely tobacco-free environment. Please, do not smoke or use tobacco of any kind anywhere on St. Luke’s campus. This includes all areas inside and outside our buildings.