Mercy Hospital announces increased visitor restrictions

To further aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19, Mercy Hospital Ardmore has announced a new update to visitation policies impacting both its Ardmore and Ada facilities.

Effective March 23, Mercy Hospital will no longer allow visitors for adult patients as part of our next critical step in keeping patients and co-workers safe. There will be a few areas with exceptions.

• Patients under age 18 will be allowed one visitor or two guardians.
• Labor and delivery patients will be allowed one visitor.
• Trauma, palliative care and hospice will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The screening policies in place will continue and those visiting in the areas where it is permitted will need to meet the following criteria:

• Visitors must be 16 years or older.
• Visitors must be fever-free.
• Visitors must be cough-free.

“We continue to work around-the-clock to keep our patients, co-workers and visitors safe during this time,” said Daryle Voss, president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore. “The decision to further change our visitation policy was not made lightly, but we need to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19.”

The visitation policy changes are temporary. Hospital services will not be impacted. Additional information is available at mercy.net/covid19.