Limited Visitation at the Alaska Native Medical CenterJuly 31, 2021
The health, well-being and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff is our top priority and we are working to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our community and to reduce the risk of infection and exposure, we are limiting visitors to our inpatient units and emergency department.
Effective August 2, there are no visitors permitted in the Emergency Department or to our inpatient units.
The goal of this limitation to visitors in the hospital is to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 so that our patient’s healing can be as fast as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.
Below is a grid to view visitation for different areas on our campus:
|Clinical location||Visitor Guidelines|
|Outpatient Specialty Clinics||One adult support person may accompany patients needing assistance during an outpatient clinic visit. If needed, minors and adult patients with a legal guardian may have more than one parent/guardian present for an appointment.|
|Emergency Department||No visitors, except: |
-Pediatric patients may have two parents or guardians visiting at one time;
-Patients receiving End of Life/Palliative Care may have one visitor at a time if the patient does not test positive for COVID-19 and is not under investigation for having COVID-19
-Adult patients with a court-appointed legal guardian may have ONE guardian visiting at a time
|Outpatient Surgery: Day of Surgery||One adult support person until the patient is taken to preop|
|Outpatient Surgery: Pre/Post Op Areas||One parent or legal guardian for peds patients; One legal guardian for adult patients|
|Outpatient Surgery: At Discharge||Surgical staff to contact caregiver to coordinate discharge location and instructions|
|Adult Inpatient Units||No visitors, except:|
-Patients receiving End of Life/Palliative Care may have one visitor at a time if the patient does not test positive or is under investigation for COVID-19
-Adult patients with a court-appointed legal guardian may have one guardian visiting at a time
|Pediatrics||Two parents or guardians|
|OB Triage||No visitors|
|L&D/Post Partum||One support person|
|COVID + Adults||No visitors|
|COVID + Peds||One parent or guardian|
Thank you for your understanding and support in keeping our patients and staff healthy!