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Updated Visitation Policy, Effective April 18, 2022

 

Visitors are asked to observe the following guidelines:

  • Limit visitors to two people at a time, aged 12 and over. Exceptions to visitation should be shared with the Charge Nurse and taken into consideration.
  • If the patient is in isolation or during health emergencies, visitation may be limited to only 1 person at a time.
    • NOTE: Cameron observes CDC recommended visitor restriction guidelines for infectious disease outbreaks. In addition, Cameron takes into consideration local infectious disease transmission conditions, informed by Indiana State Department of Health, during a health emergency.
      • Visitors must be instructed on isolation procedures by the nursing staff and adhere to all hospital policies regarding personal protective (PPE) equipment.
      • Visitors will not be allowed to eat or drink in isolation rooms
  • Overnight room-in arrangements can be made for parents of young patients. Visitors staying overnight will be offered comfort supplies (i.e., blanket, pillow) and information on location of vending machines
  • In the obstetrics unit:
    • Healthy siblings may visit at the parent’s discretion, if accompanied by an adult. If a child is a threat to the well being of his or her sibling and other infants, they will be asked to stay in the Visitors’ Lounge.
    • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted during delivery; they will be asked to wait in the lobby and be attended to by an adult (over the age of 18).
    • Children 12 and above should have received education related to childbirth, prior to attending the delivery, and must have an adult who is able to attend to the child at all times that is not the admitted patient.
    • All individuals must wash their hands before holding the infants.
    • The father of the baby or a support person may stay overnight.
  • Visitors who are known to have fever, new-onset cough, diarrhea, or rash will not be allowed to visit. Visitors with non-febrile, mild respiratory symptoms (such as a cold) will need to clean their hands and wear a mask.
  • Cameron observes CDC recommended visitor restriction guidelines for infectious disease outbreaks. In addition, Cameron takes into consideration local infectious disease transmission conditions, informed by Indiana State Department of Health, during a health emergency.

Patient visitation rights

  • Patients will be informed of their visitation rights, in writing, per the Patient & Visitor Guide, provided on admission, or in outpatient registration. If the patient is unable to exercise these rights, the patient’s representative may do so.
  • Patients may verbally choose who can visit, including, but not limited to, a spouse, partner (including of the same sex), family members, or friends, subject to certain medical restrictions or limitations on such rights that are necessary to provide safe care to the patient. The nurse will record this information in the patient’s medical record.
  • Patients may deny or withdraw their visitor consents and request restrictions at any time.
  • Patients may have a family member, friend, or other individual be present, for emotional support, during the stay, unless the person’s presence hinders others’ rights or safety or is medically not appropriate. This person may, but does not have to be, the chosen medical decision-maker or legally appointed representative.

Visiting hours

  • General recommendation is 8AM-8PM. Clergy and legal representatives will not be required to adhere to visiting times and can have access to the patient as per the patient’s wishes.
  • Cameron is flexible with visiting hours based on patient needs and preferences.

Policy enforcement

  • The nurse caring for the patient is responsible for monitoring visiting. Patient preference, medical status, and rest needs will be given priority. Questions can be referred to the House Supervisor or Department Director.

Disruptive Visitors

  • If visitors are disruptive in any manner, such as having an odor of alcohol or using foul, threatening, or abusive language or gestures, the charge nurse shall notify Security, per their cell phone (260-316-4525), and the Director of the department or the House Supervisor. Refer to Management of a Disruptive Visitor Policy.
  • In an escalating situation, see Security Assistance Policy.
  • House Supervisor will notify administration based on the situation. An event report should be completed, in Cameron’s online event reporting system, in a timely manner.

Patient & Visitor Information

Welcome to Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, where exceptional service and outstanding care is business as usual. Whether you’re visiting our site as a patient or visitor, we want to make finding the information you need as simple as possible.

If you have any questions, please call us at 260-665-2141.

Visiting Hours

Here at Cameron, we understand that visitation in the hospital is an important part of safe, effective patient care and contributes to optimal patient outcomes.  Visiting hours are not specific, but we encourage you to check with the admissions area or the main lobby desk prior to visiting to make sure it is an appropriate time. Departmental visitation guidelines will be considered to optimize patient care.

If you have questions about visiting the hospital, please contact us at 260-665-2141.

Cameron Hospital Address

416 E. Maumee Street
Angola, IN 46703
260-665-2141
800-942-9583
info@cameronmch.com

Cameron Hospital

Cameron Hospital Gift Shop

The Cameron Hospital Gift Shop provides a wide variety of cards, gifts, and other needs. Staffed by friendly volunteers, the Gift Shop is currently open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for Cameron Hospital staff, patients and visitors only at this time.

 

Cameron Hospital Dining

The Café at Cameron Hospital provides delicious meals to hospital employees, visitors and patients’ families.

Café Hours

Monday – Friday

Breakfast:     6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Lunch:         11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dinner:          4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday

Lunch only: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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