A Message to Our Community Patient Safety is our #1 Priority The safety of our patients is our No. 1 priority. That’s why we have implemented a strict, multi-layer process to ensure your safety while receiving care within our hospital. Click here to read more. In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Governor of California. In addition, some hospital access points will be consolidated on our campus. We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families to consider communication through phone and video chat as their primary means of communication. If an in-person visit is necessary, the following restrictions will apply: Outpatient clinics: Patients being seen in an outpatient clinic or setting may be accompanied by no more than one adult support person. Inpatient units: To limit the spread of infectious illnesses, in-person visits will not be allowed. We know the value visitors bring to our patients. At this time, we encourage patients and their families to communicate through phone and video chat. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for the following: Children admitted to the hospital Maternity units Breastfeeding moms of NICU patients and one additional parent at discharge visit only Patients receiving end-of-life/palliative care Elective Procedures In alignment with the American College of Surgeons recommendation to review all elective surgery and invasive procedures, starting late March, we began reviewing all surgeries on a case-by-case basis and will need to cancel most elective inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures. In addition to providing needed emergent care, we are now begun identifying essential surgical/invasive procedures that meet developed guidelines that we can bring back to our ministry while keeping the safety of our patients and our caregivers in the forefront of our efforts. Click here to read our FAQ For these very limited exceptions, one visitor per patient will be allowed and must be 18 years or older and be immediate family (or powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representative) and they will be asked to return home if they exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms, or have a fever. We continue to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients and employees safe.