Mercy Springfield Communities' Hospitals Loosen Visitor Restrictions

June 11, 2020

Beginning at 6 a.m., June 12, 2020, Mercy’s hospitalized patients will be allowed to have one visitor per day.

This is effective at:

  • Mercy Hospital Springfield
  • Mercy Hospital Aurora
  • Mercy Hospital Cassville
  • Mercy Hospital Lebanon
  • Mercy St. Francis Hospital

Visitors will have their temperature taken and must answer COVID-19-related questions. Visitors should bring and wear a mask throughout their time inside the facilities.

COVID-Screeners-SGF-Web Our friendly screeners will take your temperature and ask you a few COVID-related questions.

For now, to promote social distancing, Mercy’s clinic and outpatient visitor restrictions remain in place. In our clinics and outpatient locations, adult patients cannot have a visitor with them at their appointments, with these exceptions:

  • Interpreters
  • Medical decision-makers
  • Those necessary to ensure patients receive care
  • Young children can accompany parents/guardians if child care is not available

Clinic Visitor Restrictions

  • One visitor per clinic patient
  • Those serving as interpreters or acting as health care power of attorney are not considered visitors and are welcome in our clinics.
  • Young children may also accompany parents/guardians if childcare isn’t available.

“Our patients and their loved ones have been so understanding of our recent policies, which were designed to limit the risk of COVID-19 infections among our patients and caregivers,” said Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities. “Mercy recognizes how important family and friends are to a patient’s recovery, and we’re so pleased to be able to welcome them back into our hospitals.”

Mercy will continue to monitor COVID-19 infections in our area and make adjustments as necessary.

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