Visitation to resume at Southern Tier hospitals March 5
Good news is in store for those whose loved ones are hospitalized at UHS or Ascension Lourdes in Greater Binghamton.
Visitation, which has been greatly limited as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume as of Friday, March 5, with some restrictions still in place.
Visits will be permitted in keeping with the regulations of the New York State Department of Health, with one visitor allowed per patient for up to four hours at a time.
Each visitor will be required to wear a mask, use a designated entrance to access the hospital and be screened by visitor management personnel before going to see a patient.
If the visitor has a fever, sore throat or other possible COVID-19 symptoms, they won’t be allowed to visit, and visitors under age 18 won’t be permitted.
Special rules will apply for those accompanying patients in such departments as the laboratory, radiology, cardiopulmonary and ambulatory surgery, as well as the emergency rooms and maternity areas.
Specific details about visitation will be published on the hospitals’ websites, nyuhs.org and healthcare.ascension.org, and will be available on arrival.
Visiting hours at Ascension Lourdes, UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Binghamton General Hospital will be from 3 to 7 p.m. daily. Hours at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Hours for UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will be announced on the UHS website.
Throughout the COVID-19 situation, UHS and Ascension Lourdes continue their commitment to providing the best possible service to our community and ensuring the highest level of care, safety and comfort for our patients, residents, visitors and staff.