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Limited Visitation for Skilled Nursing Facilities (McGuire & MacRitchie)

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Due to recent state regulations, if the COVID-19 positivity rate is above 10% in Hillsdale County, residents/patients within Hillsdale Hospital’s skilled nursing facility without their COVID-19 vaccination cannot have visitors. The county’s positivity rate is monitored weekly, and if it falls below 10%, families will then be notified by our staff when they can visit with their loved one.

For loved ones of residents on MacRitchie (long-term care): If you have any questions regarding visitation procedures, or if you want to schedule a visit, please call Jessica Adams, activities coordinator, at (517) 437-6204 during the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, or email jadams@hillsdalehospital.com.

For loved ones of patients on McGuire (short-stay rehab): If you have any questions regarding visitation procedures, or if you want to schedule a visit, please call the McGuire nurses station at (517) 437-6234.

Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation Procedure & Restrictions

    • Person wanting to visit must call and set up a time that they want to come in and visit.
      • Limit to two visitors per person at a time
      • Must be 13 years of age or older
      • Only two sets of visitors per unit, so two different residents/patients can have visitors at the same time
    • Visiting hours are from 9:30 am-4 pm.
    • Each visitor must have a Rapid COVID test completed prior to entering the resident/patient room.
      • Test takes 10-15 minutes for results
      • Must wait for results in waiting area on MacRitchie and in dining room on McGuire
    • Visitors must hand sanitize upon entry into the building.
    • COVID-19 screening must be done with all visitors using the same COVID-19 screening form that we use for staff.
      • If fever >100.4 F or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19, visitor is not permitted at that time
      • If visitor has had known exposure to someone with known COVID-19, they cannot visit in the facility
    • A visitor log will be maintained on all visitors.
    • Each visitor must wear a mask at all times during the visit. (Resident/patient must wear mask during visit.)
      • Cloth mask is NOT acceptable
      • Must be a surgical mask or N95
      • Hillsdale Hospital will provide a mask if the visitor does not have one
      • If the visitor does not keep their mask on during the visit, they will be asked to leave
      • Those that cannot maintain their mask can visit using the Well Screen visit station at the front of MacRitchie
    • Social distancing of six feet or greater must be maintained.
      • No physical contact permitted
    • Visitor cannot share food with the resident/patient during visit.
    • Visits are limited to 15 minutes.
    • If at any point a resident/patient, staff member or visitor has a positive COVID-19 test, visitations will be restricted for the entire skilled nursing facility for 14 days.
    • Visitor understands that they must notify the facility if they develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of visiting.