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River Park announces open visitation
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River Park Hospital recently announced its new visitation policy for all patient care areas of the hospital.
The new policy does not restrict visitors to certain hours and puts a new emphasis on providing the best environment for patients. The new visitation policy went into effect March 1.
River Park’s Nurse Practice Council was instrumental in revising the former visitation policy. The council, which is made up of representatives from each hospital department, discussed, voted on and approved the idea of an open visitation policy.
The new policy still restricts visitors who are ill or showing symptoms of illness and also the number of visitors in certain patient areas. Like the former policy, the current policy also takes into account patient privacy and will continue to only allow visitors who are approved by the patient. All other restrictions will be by the patient’s request.
“We want the patient experience to be as positive as possible at River Park and we believe that patients’ loved ones play a major role in the recovery process,” says Nurse Council chairman Felicia Young, “Overall, the new policy allows a lot more freedom for visitors to our hospital, while still taking into account patient privacy, comfort and safety.”
River Park Hospital is a 125-bed, full-service hospital, which provides a comprehensive range of medical services and high quality care. River Park is Joint Commission accredited which demonstrates a commitment to meet the highest national standards for quality and safety.