St. Clare, other HSHS hospitals adopt new rules

GREEN BAY – In an effort to further control the spread COVID-19, Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has implemented updated visitor restrictions at the following hospitals: St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls; St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay; St. Vincent Children’s Hospital, Green Bay; St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay; St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan; Libertas Treatment Center, Green Bay and Marinette.

Visitors are not allowed at any of the above-mentioned locations until further notice. The new and only exception to this policy allows for one approved adult visitor, who is cold/flu symptom-free, for the duration of a patient’s stay under the following circumstances:

—Obstetrical patients may have one support person.

—Pediatric patients under the age of 18 may have one parent or guardian present.

—Patients nearing end-of-life may have one support person; extenuating circumstances will be evaluated.

—Outpatient services patients should ask their support person to wait in the car until their service is complete.

—Patients having surgery may have one support person.

—Patients seeking emergency care may have one support person who is required to be in the patient room at all times; extenuating circumstances will be evaluated.

The health system encourages cell phone calls, text or video chat if available. Loved ones can also call hospitals directly to be connected to patients’ rooms via telephone:

—HSHS St. Vincent: (920) 433-0111

—HSHS St. Mary’s: (920) 498-4200

—HSHS St. Nicholas: (920) 459-8300

—HSHS St. Clare Memorial : (920) 846-3444