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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin limiting visitors at its hospitals amid coronavirus

Free head & neck cancer screening at Froedtert on Wednesday April 11
Posted at 9:25 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 22:25:31-04

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is taking steps to reduce the risk in our community.

The organization announced new guidelines on visitors to its hospitals, health centers and other locations. These changes, effective March 19, are designed for the safety of patients, visitors, staff and community.

Visitor and Primary Support Guidelines
At Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital:

  • For inpatient areas, visitors are no longer allowed at this time.
  • For end-of-life care and other limited situations, we will make exceptions.

At Froedtert & MCW Emergency Departments and Health Centers:

  • Respect a limit of one support person per patient to the greatest extent possible.

Vendors
Until further notice vendors’ access to all of our hospitals, clinics, and extended campuses, including non-patient care and administrative sites, is restricted.

Maintenance and support services requiring a presence on campus in support of direct patient care are permitted; however, coordination with relevant department leader prior to entering any Froedtert Health location is required.

Volunteer Services
All volunteer services have been discontinued until further notice.

Gatherings and Patient Groups
All scheduled patient groups such as classes, wellness and support groups, etc., are suspended.

Job Shadowing and Student Placements
All job shadows and student placements have been suspended until further notice.

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