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Visitors

Effective Monday, May 16, 2022 - Masks Required at Hospital and Clinics

Due to increases in COVID-19 positivity rates, confirmed cases and high community transmission levels, masks are now required for all patients, visitors and team members in all hospital and clinic locations. These changes are effective Monday, May 16 at all UnityPoint Health - Grinnell hospital and clinic locations.

Visitors in all cases must be healthy and free of any signs of illness.


UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Visitor Restrictions in Place

To protect our patients, families and health care workers the following visitor restrictions are in place at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell.

Effective April 5, 2022, two visitors are allowed per patient at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell locations.

Please note the following exceptions:

  • Maternity Services (labor, delivery and postpartum). Two visitors are allowed. One designated birth coach/doula is also allowed during the birthing process.

  • All end-of-life situations. The two visitor limit can be reviewed by the care team.

Please note in all cases visitors will only be allowed if they are healthy and do not have symptoms of illness (fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, diarrhea or vomiting). 

Individuals at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit.

Visitor Expectations:

  • In all cases, visitors must be healthy, and free of any signs of illness.

  • Visitors should be 16 years of age or older.

  • Visitors must stay in the patient room, as appropriate, and limit movement within the facility. A visitor may not visit the cafeteria, but can order an inpatient guest meal tray for $6.

  • Visitors should clean their hands prior to entering the patient room and upon leaving the room, using soap and water or hand sanitizer. Cleaning hands frequently during the visit is recommended.

  • Visitors must follow additional PPE instruction, if requested by a team member.

  • Visitors will be asked to leave if they are not willing to comply with these requests.

We appreciate your continued understanding during these times. Our primary goal is to protect our patients, team members and our communities. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort.

UnityPoint Health strongly encourages everyone 12 and up to get vaccinated as soon as possible, to better protect themselves, their families and their communities. To find a vaccination site near you, visit www.vaccines.gov and visit our Resource Page for information on COVID-19.

Our main focus is to assist patients to a healthy recovery and to provide the best quality care possible. We know that the support of family and friends plays a vital role in the recovery process.

Because each patient's needs are unique, please check with the patient's nursing staff for any particular guidelines. Certain areas, such as intensive care and maternity, will have specific visiting instructions.

Staying in Touch

Wireless Internet Access (Wifi)

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center offers wireless internet access on the main hospital campus. Patients and visitors will need to accept the Terms and Conditions upon their first login. To access the network, find the wireless service called "UnityPoint Guest."

Phone

Please call (641) 236-7511 to reach the hospital with any general inquiries.

  • Cellular phones can be used in the medical, surgical and obstetric units, as long as it does not interfere with medical equipment. Cell phone usage is not allowed in the emergency department and is limited in intensive care.
  • Patients may bring their cellular telephones and chargers for usage with exceptions listed above.
  • Landline telephones are available in each medical, surgical and obstetric room. Friends and relatives may call into patients. The general switchboard number is (641) 236-7511.

Long Distance Calls

Inpatients who need to call long distance using a hospital landline telephone must use phone cards, credit cards, collect charges or third-party billing.

Mail

Please send to:
Patient's Name
Patient's Room Number (if known)
UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center
210 4th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112