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Visiting

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital recognizes the importance of sharing the joy of the birth of your new baby with family and friends.

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The staff at the Alice T. Miner Center for Women & Children recognizes that sharing the joy of the birth of your new baby with family and friends is important to you. While you are with us, we want to be sure you're getting the rest you need, are benefiting from the educational opportunities offered and are bonding with your new baby.

 

Visitation Restrictions in Place

CVPH is committed to protecting its patients and staff from COVID-19 while doing everything possible to limit its spread within the community. In accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines, the hospital has restricted visitation. At the CVPH Alice T. Miner Women & Children’s Center, that means the only visitor allowed is the mother's designated support person. That individual cannot leave the WCC until the patient is discharged. Meals for the visitor will also be provided. We recognize this is difficult for loved ones who cannot be present during and after the birth of a child and appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times. Please note that the visiting guidelines below were in place before COVID-19 and are not in effect at this time. Once the threat of the Coronavirus subsides, the WCC will re-evaluate its visitation policies based on guidance from the state.

 

Visiting Guidelines (Not currently in effect during COVID-19 pandemic)

Please encourage your friends and loved ones to refrain from visiting until you go home. We ask that only 2 adults visit with you in your room at one time. Our Waiting Lounge offers a comfortable spot for other visitors to wait.

  • We welcome visitors to our area based on the new parent’s recommendations. 
  • We often will ask visitors to step out to allow the staff to care for mom, infant and dad. 
  • Our lactation consultant requires access to assist parents with successful breastfeeding. 
  • Quiet time is from 1pm – 3pm


Labor, Delivery, Recovery

  • Patient designated visitors are welcome unless that person’s presence infringes on other’s rights or is interfering with the patient's care.
  • It’s recommended no more than 4 visitors at one time including coach and significant other.
  • Coach and significant other having open access.
  • Siblings of the newborn only will have open access.


Nursery

  • Access to the Nursery is restricted to mother and father/designated support person wearing identification bands.


Postpartum

  • Only two visitors at a time.
  • No children other than siblings of the newborn.
  • In the event the newborn is sick, loved ones will be gowned and accompanied by the mother or support person wearing the identification band.