News from Arizona General
The care and safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities are our top priority. In keeping with that commitment, and in light of government recommendations and the number of infectious diseases in our community—including COVID-19 and influenza —we have temporarily expanded visitation restrictions, effective Friday, March 27, 2020.
For safety purposes, no visitors are permitted at this time. Patients who may be allowed an exception of one adult visitor (who will be screened and masked upon arrival) are:
Generally, access will only be available through the hospitals’ main entrances or emergency departments (for emergency patients only).
Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona are closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19 and we are prepared to identify, isolate, and treat any potential patient who seeks care at one of our facilities. We are in contact with local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our staff is following the latest guidance from these public health agencies.
Surgery patients will be able to have 1 visitor accompany them and they may wait in the ambulatory surgery lobby. All visitors will be screened upon entering the facilities (temperature and 9 symptom check). All visitors will be required to wear a mask as well as the patient.
Inpatients and ED patients will be permitted one visitor (same visitor, so no change outs). The same screening & masking requirements above apply. These visitors will enter through the ED lobby as the main lobby will remain closed.