Kettering Health updating policy to allow patients to have one visitor at a time

Kettering Health Network will allow patients to have one visitor at a time in an updated policy going into effect Wednesday morning.

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Exceptions include:

  • No visitation for outpatient testing, including noninvasive radiology testing, routine X-rays and lab studies
  • Patients who need help due to mobility, interpretation or health care decision-making may have an additional assistance person
  • Surgical patients younger than 18 years may have two visitors in the waiting and recovery area, but they are limited to parents or guardians
  • Patients younger than 18 years can have two visitors in the emergency department and inpatient setting, but they are limited to parents or guardians
  • No visitation is allowed for anyone younger than 18 years unless they are the parent or legal guardian of the patient
  • End-of-life care situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis
ExploreChanges in Kettering Health’s visitor policy go into effect

A previous update in policy that went into effect on Jan. 18 only allowed one visitor per a patient’s stay.

The most recent update will go into effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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