Ascension Wisconsin temporarily suspends in-person visitation

Columbia St. Mary’s
Posted at 9:05 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 22:05:15-04

MILWAUKEE — Ascension Wisconsin has temporarily suspended in-person visitation at all of its hospitals, effective Tuesday.

The company said in a statement Monday afternoon that it hopes the measure will help reduce the spread of coronavirus and protect high-risk patients, as well as doctors, nurses and other staff.

“We appreciate the community’s support in adhering to these guidelines, as we continue to care for people who are most in need during these unprecedented times,” said Dr. Greg Brusko, Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Wisconsin, in the statement.

However, some exceptions can be made, as long as they are approved by hospital leadership.

In the meantime, families and patients are encouraged to stay connected with their loved ones by using apps such as FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.

View the following document regarding exceptions:

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