Parents

We know you're concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and how it may impact your family.
 

At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, ensuring your children are cared for in a safe, healthy and caring environment is our greatest concern.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been managing the delicate balance between surrounding our patients with the healing support of loved ones and limiting the risk of exposure to the virus.

We recognize how difficult it is to have a child hospitalized, especially during this uncertain time, and know what an important role parents and guardians play in their children’s care. As such, we’ve modified our hospital-wide visitor policy to accommodate the unique needs of our pediatric patients and their families.

To protect the safety of children admitted to our Children’s Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and those visiting Kids’ Korner, as well as the colleagues who care for them, please adhere to the following visitor guidelines:

  • Children admitted to the Children’s Center or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) will be allowed one care partner to stay overnight.
  • Each child may have both parents visit (one at a time). If only one parent, then a second identified care partner should be selected by the parent and noted on the patient’s chart as allowed to remain overnight.
  • As always, one care partner is encouraged to stay with each child admitted to the Children’s Center 24 hours a day, every day. Let your nursing team know if your child will be alone for a significant period of time.
  • All patients scheduled for Kids’ Korner will be allowed to have one parent accompany them to their appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Patient Experience Team at 850-431-5488, open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. We appreciate your understanding as we all work together to keep our patients, families and colleagues safe.

Read our full visitor policy.  

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