After a two–month restriction on guests as a result of COVID-19 circumstances, Tomah Well being started permitting sufferers one customer at its amenities starting Jan. 18.
Tomah Well being Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Myhre, RN, MSN, mentioned sufferers could have one customer, age 18 years or older, within the hospital’s Emergency Providers Division, Pressing Care, Surgical Providers Division, Infusion Providers and Warrens Clinic.
“Native knowledge is exhibiting COVID numbers stabilizing, and with vaccinations underway, we felt it was applicable to permit one customer per affected person presently,” Myhre mentioned.
She mentioned sufferers hospitalized for COVID-19, or these seen in Emergency Providers or Pressing Look after coronavirus signs, will not be permitted guests. Restrictions will stay in place for the hospital’s Specialty Clinic and Rehabilitation Providers Division, which incorporates Bodily Remedy, Occupational Remedy and Speech Remedy providers.
Myhre mentioned one customer over 18 continues to be allowed within the Acute Care Division or inpatient space of the hospital throughout a 24-hour interval, in addition to for obstetric sufferers having an OB ultrasound and on the hospital’s Hospice Contact and Life Decisions Palliative Care facility at 601 Straw St., in Tomah.
Myhre mentioned all sufferers and guests should put on a face masking on the hospital premises.