Hamilton Memorial Hospital To Modify Patient Visitor Restrictions

McLeansboro, IL) – For the health and safety of our patients and care team, Hamilton Memorial Hospital District (HMHD) will modify visitor restrictions to the hospital and clinics beginning Thursday, August 5.

  • Medical/Surgical Inpatients – Only one visitor over the age of 18 per eligible patient per day; hospital visiting hours will be limited to noon – 5 pm, seven days a week
  • Emergency room patients – one visitor per adult patient; two per pediatric patient
  • Surgery patients – one visitor
  • Special comfort care situations – up to four visitors at any one time, no visiting hour limitations
  • Isolated patients, including those with COVID-19 – may not receive visitors

Family, friends, and loved ones are encouraged to use electronic devices and applications (apps) to connect with patients (i.e., smartphones, tablets, FaceTime, Skype, etc.)

Hospital Visitors must:

  • check-in at the front desk and follow verbal or posted instructions.
  • complete a health screening questionnaire and temperature check.
  • wear a mask at all times; unmasked visitors will be instructed to do so or exit the facility.
  • not stay or wait in the lobby or other public spaces in the hospital unless asked to do so by the care team and limit going in and out of care areas and building.

Outpatients at Hamilton Memorial Hospital Family Clinics may be accompanied by one visitor during their appointments. All outpatient visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and must wear a mask.

For more information about COVID-19, and the safety precautions Hamilton Memorial Hospital is taking, visit hmhospital.org or call 618.643.2361 ext. 0.