Piedmont Newton Visitor Information

COVID-19 Restriction - 6/15/2020

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. Call the hospital at 770-267-8461 for current visitation hours. 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.



Visiting Hours

10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A patient's doctor may restrict visiting hours, depending on the patient's condition. Also, there may be exceptions to established visiting hours on the morning of surgery or in the case of serious illness.

 

Labor & Delivery Hours

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Children must be age 12 and older unless they are siblings.
 

The Arnold Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Children must be age 12 and older.

 

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