Beginning today,., Mercy’s hospitalized patients will be allowed to have one visitor per day. This is effective at Mercy Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Lebanon, and 3 other Mercy hospitals. Visitors will have their temperature taken and must answer COVID-19-related questions. Visitors should bring and wear a mask throughout their time inside the facilities. Mercy’s clinic and outpatient visitor restrictions remain in place. In Mercy clinics and outpatient locations, adult patients cannot have a visitor with them at their appointments, with these exceptions:
Interpreters, Medical decision-makers, and Those necessary to ensure patients receive care. Young children can accompany parents/guardians if child care is not available Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities said: “Mercy recognizes how important family and friends are to a patient’s recovery, and we’re so pleased to be able to welcome them back into our hospitals.” Mercy will continue to monitor COVID-19 infections in our area and make adjustments as necessary.