Cascade Medical limits guests and visitors as a safety precaution

A nurse wears a procedure mask.

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, Cascade Medical will limit the number of visitors and guests who accompany our patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Beginning April 8, patients may have one support person to accompany them during a scheduled appointment or emergency visit at Cascade Medical.

Every patient and guest entering our facility will be questioned regarding symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath. Anyone with these symptoms will be referred to a triage nurse for further evaluation. Please call ahead if you suspect you may have COVID-19, and we will arrange for treatment in a way that limits the spread of disease.

For the safety of our inpatients staying in the hospital, we request that visitors stay home until further notice. Visitors will only be allowed under these circumstances:

  • End-of-life patients may have two visitors
  • Patients in hospice care may have one visitor
  • Patients under age 18 may have one parent or guardian
  • Patients who require a home caregiver to be trained
  • Patients who have altered mental status, developmental delays or disruptive behavior may have one caregiver or family member
  • Patients who are in Sub-acute Rehab may have one caregiver or visitor. Visits must be limited; one extended visit per day is recommended.

All visitors must enter through the main entrance, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will be screened for COVID-19-like symptoms, have their temperature checked, and don a procedural mask while in the facility. We ask that all visitors stay in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit.

No one but hospital staff will be allowed in rooms of people who have lab-confirmed COVID-19, or if patients are suspected of having COVID-19.

We want to thank everyone for their understanding. We hope to lift these restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.