Greenwood Leflore Hospital makes every effort to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patients and their familes and friends. At the hospital we do not restrict, limit or deny a patient’s visitors on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. A patient has the right to receive visitors whom he or she designates, including but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including same-sex domestic partner), another family member or friend while he or she is receiving care and treatment. The patient has the right to deny visitation to any individual or to not receive any visitors.
Support person: An individual designated by the patient to make decisions regarding who can and cannot visit the patient in the event the patient becomes incapacitated or is otherwise unable to make such decisions directly. The support person can only make decisions on behalf of the patient regarding visitors.
Reasonable restrictions of visitors may be based upon, but not limited solely to, any of the following:
- A court order limiting or restraining contact
- A visitor’s behavior presenting a direct risk or threat to the patient, hospital staff, or others in the immediate environment
- Visitor behavior that is disruptive to the functioning of the patient care unit involved
- Reasonable limitations on the number of visitors at any one time
- The patient’s risk of infection by the visitor
- The visitors risk of infection by the patient
- A patient’s need for privacy or rest
- Any special restriction rules that apply to special patient care units ( Leflore Rehabilitation Unit, ICU)
- When the patient is undergoing care intervention.
- When visitation would otherwise interfere with the care of the patient and /or the care of other patients
Adult patients are not permitted to have a visitor except in certain circumstances
Permitted to have only two adult visitors, but both must be parents, guardians or caregivers
ER patients are not allowed visitors unless they are needed to assist in the care being provided in the ER setting. This is by physician approval only.
Obstetric patients may be accompanied by one visitor
Adult patients who have been determined by the care team to be at the “end of life” may be visited by members of the immediate family Adult patients with disruptive behavior, for whom a family member is essential to their care, may have one visitor Adult patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where a caregiver is necessary to assist) may have one visitor.
Adult patients undergoing surgery or procedure may have one visitor before and during the procedure for both inpatient and outpatient procedures. For inpatients, the visitor must leave the hospital as soon as possible after the procedure has been completed and the patient is in the room.
Outpatient Procedures – Clinic Appointments
Adult patients who have an appointment at a GLH – based clinic or procedure unit, as well as those visiting the ER, may be accompanied by one visitor. The visitor must stay in the clinic or procedure area while in the hospital facility
Visitors are not permitted in adult isolation rooms under ANY circumstances.
Every effort will be made to grant requests from a patient or family member for a visit from a chaplain, Eucharistic minister, community clergy or other spiritual leader.