FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2021
Saratoga Hospital Eases Visitation Rules
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 13, 2021—Effective immediately, Saratoga Hospital has eased visitation restrictions, allowing most patients to have two visitors at a time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Under the new rules:
- Visitors may enter the hospital only through the Main Lobby entrance on Church Street and the Emergency Department entrance on Myrtle Street.
- All visitors must wear an approved mask at all times while inside the hospital. (No bandanas, neck gaiters or buffs, or masks with exhalation valves.)
- Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Only two visitors at a time.
- Visitors must be 12 or older.
- Separate guidelines have been established for the Emergency Department, Mental Health Unit, Mother/Baby Unit, Radiation Oncology Center and Surgical Services.
- Compassionate exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Visitors who have a fever, cough, headache, runny nose, diarrhea, or other symptoms of an infectious or acute illness, or are on mandatory isolation or mandatory quarantine, will not be allowed in the hospital.
"These new rules bring visitors back to Saratoga Hospital, a change made possible by our community's vaccination rates and progress in keeping COVID-19 positivity levels below 1%," said Dr. Richard Falivena, vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer at Saratoga Hospital.
The new visitation rules apply only to the hospital at 211 Church St. If you will be accompanying a patient to another Saratoga Hospital facility and have questions about visitation, please call the office ahead of time.
More detailed information is available at SaratogaHospital.org.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.SaratogaHospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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Peter M. Hopper
Director, Marketing and Communications