New Visitation Rules for St. James Hospital

August 30, 2021

HORNELL, NY – As COVID cases rise in the hospital and in our community, St. James Hospital is resuming visitation restrictions to help keep patients, caregivers and the community safe.

Beginning at 8 am Tuesday, August 31, there will be no visitation for adult COVID-positive patients in the medical-surgical unit; non-COVID patients may have a total of two designated visitors during the inpatient stay, but only one visitor per day for up to four hours. Exceptions apply for pediatric and special needs patients or end-of-life care.

Visitor restrictions are as follows:
Med-Surg Unit:
–        Visiting hours 11am – 8pm (two designated visitors per patient stay; one visitor per day
for up to four hours)
–      No visitation for COVID-positive patients
–        Exceptions: Pediatric and special needs patients or end-of-life care
Emergency Department:
–         No restrictions on visiting hours
–         One support person per patient
–         Exceptions: Pediatric and special needs patients or end-of-life care
Surgery Department:
–         No restriction on visiting hours
–         One support person per patient to wait in the family waiting room
            Outpatient Visits:
– One support person allowed per patient for all outpatient programs, including all services
in the Medical Office Building. While in the hospital or at the adjacent medical office building, all visitors must be screened at entrances and wear a surgical mask provided by screening personnel.