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Piedmont Mountainside

1266 Highway 515 South
Jasper, GA 30143

Piedmont Mountainside - Ellijay ER

1360 South Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Piedmont Mountainside Visitor Information

Visitor Policy Guidelines (Updated June 16, 2020)

In light of COVID-19’s sustained community transmission of a serious infectious agent, visitation is restricted as follows:

  • One (1) visitor is permitted as follows:
    • One (1) person is permitted as a visitor for an Emergency Department patient’s visit.
    • One (1) person is permitted as a visitor for procedures, surgery, end-of-life, labor and delivery support, legal guardians and to accompany patients requiring assistance in navigating their visit for the inpatient and outpatient settings.
    • One (1) person will be approved as a visitor during a 24-hour period. Visitation hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. When needed, a patient can request to replace their approved visitor with one (1) other person, who will then be able to visit the patient for the next 24 hours.
    • Patients are encouraged to use electronic means of visitation such as video call applications on cell phone or tablets.
    • Minors are not allowed (Under 18)
    • No visitors will be allowed to enter the room of a COVID-19 confirmed case or a patient under investigation (PUI).
    • No visitors will be allowed in the room during aerosol producing procedures.
    • Any person who has an increased risk from chronic conditions or comorbidities are advised not to visit.
  • All approved visitors need to follow the safety guidelines:
    • All visitors must pass the health/quarantine screen. Any visitor who does not pass the health screen will be required to leave the facility.
    • All visitors should follow respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette precautions.
    • All visitors must wear a face mask at all times.
    • All visitors should limit their movement within facility to decrease interaction with staff and the public.
    • Visitors with exposure to known or suspected COVID-19 patient should be advised to report any signs or symptoms of acute illness to their healthcare provider for a period of at least 14 days after the last known exposure to the sick patient.
  • Additional restrictions for Piedmont Healthcare (PHC) ambulatory visits:
    • Approved visitors may accompany the patient in the patient’s treatment room and must wear a face mask; however, they can not be present in the patient’s room during aerosol producing procedures.
    • All other visitors must remain in the car outside of the waiting area.

All workforce screened prior to start of workday/assigned shift at entrance, or upon reporting to their work unit/department, via temperature or via signs/symptoms quarantine screen that may include a temperature check as needed.

 

Location Visitor Policy
ED One designated Support Person after patient is seen by their primary nurse. Nursing will call front ED desk to send visitor back to stay with patient.
Imaging Tests/Procedures One designated Support Person
Surgery One designated Support Person
Outpatient Infusion One designated Support Person
Inpatient Units and Critical Care One designated Support Person
Labor and Delivery/Family Care Center One designated Support Person
NICU/ Nursery Mother and Security Band Holder
PUI or Positive COVID-19 Patients No Visitors unless Unit staff request an exception due to special circumstances
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