CVPH Welcomes Hospitalized Patient Visitors Beginning June 22
The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) plans to welcome back hospitalized patient visitors beginning Monday, June 22. This revised Visitor Welcoming plan is applicable to inpatient units only and visitation in the Emergency Department, Physician Offices, Outpatient Clinics, Women and Children’s Center and Skilled Nursing Facility remains restricted.
Plans are underway, however, to permit visitors in the ED, Physician Offices and Outpatient Clinics by later next week.
Using New York State Department of Health guidelines, the revised CVPH policy includes screening of visitors, mask requirements and facility visiting hours that are limited to 4 hours a day - 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Only one visitor per patient is permitted in the facility.
Visitors should enter through the Main Lobby and will be required sign in, providing contact information. They will be screened, have their temperature taken and be required to wash their hands before heading directly to the patient’s room.
“We’re excited to welcome visitors back to our hospital during this next phase of re-opening and we appreciate everyone’s continued patience as we work to put our plans in place,” explained CVPH President Michelle LeBeau. “It’s a great example of the success our community has had in flattening the COVID-19 curve.”
“Like all of the other steps we’ve taken to re-open during this pandemic, we’ll implement our revised visitors’ policy cautiously and deliberately,” LeBeau added.
“Suspending visitation obviously created a lot of anxiety for patients and our team. We had some success in using technology to keep those in our care connected to loved ones but it’s clear that having a loved one close by can make a huge difference,” LeBeau said. “Our goal is to welcome visitors back safely.”
About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is a private, not-for profit hospital in Plattsburgh, NY. Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians Hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014 became The University of Vermont Health Network. Together with its partner hospitals, the UVM Medical Group and a home health agency, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Department. Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid Approved. Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. The partners are:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice
Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.