DMC VISITATION POLICY
VISITORS AT DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER
Davis Medical Center Visitation Policy as of 6.25.2021
Outpatient Services- 1 SUPPORT PERSON/VISITOR
The following units are allowed1 support person or visitor at a time during regular visitation hours:
· Clinic Visits
· Lab Visits
· Emergency Department
· Same Day Services
· Pediatrics- Up to 2 Visitors
Inpatient Services- 2 Designated Support Persons/Visitors for Entire Stay
Only One of These Designees May Visit at a Time
The following units are allowed1 support persons or visitors at a time during regular visitation hours.
· North 2
· Laurel Place
· Family Birthing Center- Physician Approval Needed, 1 Support Person
Davis Health System to maintain mask requirements
May 24, 2021 - Davis Health System will continue to require face coverings at all their locations in ensure the safety of patients, guests and employees.
On June 14, 2021, Governor Jim Justice lifted the face covering requirement for fully vaccinated state residents. Davis Health, like other hospitals, will continue to require mask use for anyone entering their medical facilities.
“To assure a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff, we will continue to enforce the evidence-based practice of mask wearing,” said DHS Chief Medical Officer Catherine “Mindy” Chua, DO, FAAFP, FMNM, CPE. “We ask that anyone entering one of our hospitals or service areas understand that this is for your continued safety.”
According to DHS, “mask burn-out” creates unfriendly encounters at main entrances where patients are screened, and asked to comply with preventive requirements. Now that the state is following CDC guidelines allowing those who are vaccinated to drop the mask, DHS officials fear more hostility toward front line workers trying to enforce the hospital’s safe practices.
“From security staff to registration clerks, we encounter noncompliance with mask use daily. It’s our job to keep everyone inside our buildings safe, and we take that seriously,” said Kelly Cooper, head of Security at Davis Medical Center. “We’ve had these protocols in place for over a year, and the majority of our patients appreciate the steps we take to keep them safe.”
“Right now there just is not a good way to confirm who has been vaccinated and who has not,” said Chua. “Davis Health System will continue to follow CDC guidance on mask wearing, which at this time, continues to require masks in all health care facilities.”
All DHS and affiliated sites will maintain mask requirements until further notice. These include:
• Davis Medical Center
• DirectCare of Elkins
• Cancer Care Center
• Broaddus Hospital
• Health Center and Community Care Pharmacy
• Webster County Memorial Hospital
• All outpatient services.
Davis Medical Center Facilities & Services
ALL SERVICES ARE OPEN
Pain Management Clinic
Speech and Swallowing Center
11-bed Day Surgery Unit
Inpatient Physical Therapy
Clinical Decision Unit
24-Private Med/Surg Beds
30-Bed Medical/Surgical Unit
Mansfield Place is accepting only scheduled visitation at this time.
Acute/Swing unit is accepting 1 visitor, with one alternate.
• Emergency Department patients are permitted one person to accompany them into the facility/
Room. They must remain with the patient at all times. Other visitors must remain in vehicles.