In response to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in the area and high hospital volumes, Lincoln Health System will be re-implementing their NO-VISITOR protocol beginning on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, across the health system.
Visitation is Restricted
Beginning Tuesday, visitors will not be permitted to accompany patients at Lincoln Medical Center (LMC). Exceptions to this policy will include the following:
LMC Labor and Delivery Unit will limit visitors to 2 designated support people per adult patient. No siblings will be allowed to visit at this time.
LMC pediatric patients (under the age of 18) will be allowed to have 2 designated support people.
For end-of-life care at LMC, a patient may have 2 visitors.
For disabled or cognitively impaired patients, one visitor will be allowed if approved by the administrator on call.
Protecting our Patients and Employees
Lincoln Health System’s restricted visitation policy is intended to protect patients, visitors, and employees.
Patients, visitors, and employees at all LHS locations will be screened for COVID symptoms before being allowed to enter patient care areas. Visitors approved by the guidelines above who have a positive screening will not be allowed to enter the building. Approved visitors must wear a mask at all times and should remain inside the patient room limiting their movements throughout the facility.
LMC will continue to prohibit visitation to patients with COVID-19, except in special circumstances.