Good Samaritan Medical Center

Good Samaritan Visitor Restrictions

May 4, 2022

Dear Good Samaritan Patients and Visitors,

We are excited to be at the stage of our COVID response where we can welcome additional visitors back to Good Samaritan.

Effective May 4, 2022, our limited visitation policy now allows four visitors at a time (ages 12 and up), for most inpatient areas including 4th and 5th floor. Important exceptions, including for The Baby Place and COVID-19 affected patients, are listed in a table below.

Visitors are welcome from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Fri and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat-Sun.

All visitors will be screened at the entrance. Those with a fever or symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, chills, diarrhea, nausea) will be politely asked to leave for the safety of our patients and our care teams.

  • All individuals will need to wear a mask while visiting Good Samaritan, including in patient rooms.
  • Once screened, you will be given a wristband and visitor pass (if applicable). You must have a visitor pass to visit an inpatient room (with the exception of The Baby Place).
  • When leaving the hospital, please return the visitor pass to the Information Desk at the East Main entrance so the patient’s next visitor can pick it up upon entering.
  • Visitors should come two at a time to the hospital as we cannot allow additional visitors to wait inside due to public health guidelines.

Patients with disabilities (defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment) who require help with the provision of medical or behavioral health care, activities of daily living, speaking for the patient or keeping the patient safe, may have a designated assistance person.

Special Exceptions:

Please note that we are not able to have visitors under the age of 12 at this time.

The Baby Place (L&D, Mom/Baby, NICU)

Four designated visitors (aged 16+) are allowed for the duration of the stay in a room. Any more than that will be allowed to wait on the 3rd floor waiting areas.  Siblings are allowed. The visitors may stay overnight; visitation hours do not apply. The 3rd floor will provide you with wristbands to mark your visitation status. 

Cancer Centers of Colorado

One visitor is allowed in most cases, except for during radiation treatment or if social distancing cannot be maintained. Please contact the Cancer Centers of Colorado for a full list of exceptions.

COVID-Affected Patients

One designated visitor (aged 18+) is allowed for one hour per day (denoted by a special blue visitation pass). Visitors must visit the nurses station for appropriate protective equipment and should push the call light button before leaving the room so a nurse can assist with protective equipment removal.

End of Life Visitation

Two visitors are welcome for end of life visitation. Up to five additional visitors are welcome in the chapel to visit virtually and be supported by the chaplains. Further exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.

Emergency Department

Patients visiting the ED for suspected COVID-19 symptoms may have 2 designated visitors.

Two designated visitors are welcome for all other patients’ time in the Emergency Department.

  • If the patient is admitted, they may have two visitors at a time (unless affected by COVID-19).
  • Please pick up a visitation pass from the Information Desk at the East Main entrance if your loved one is admitted to the hospital and is allowed to have visitors.
Outpatient Appointments

Patients coming for outpatient procedures or imaging appointments can have one designated visitor at a time.

Patients undergoing a surgery

One visitor may accompany the patient, even if it is outside of visiting hours. If the patient is to be admitted after surgery, the visitor must pick up the room-specific visiting pass from the main entrance once the inpatient room is assigned.

Spiritual Care

If you would like to connect with one of our chaplains, please call 303-897-3154. We also welcome visits from community clergy. Please connect with a member of your care team if you would like your clergy member to visit.

Visitors are welcome to enter and exit the building as they need during the day and will only be screened once per day. Please return visitation passes to the Information Desk at the East Main Screening station when leaving the building.

Most patients and visitors should enter through the East Main Entrance. Only patients needing emergency care and laboring women should enter through the Emergency Department.

We know how important family and friends are to the healing process. We are so thankful we are able to take this step in making our visitation less restrictive. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we adapt our policies to best protect our patients, teams and community. If you have any questions about visitation, please reach out to a member of your care team.

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