CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is preparing to reinstate its open visitor policy on May 21, while following more stringent guidelines to ensure patients, Associates and medical staff minimize exposure risks and maintain safe environments of care.
Beginning Thursday, patients will be allowed one visitor, per patient, per day to accompany them while in a CHRISTUS Southeast Texas facility. This could include surgical or procedural patients, those coming for lab work or imaging needs such as CT’s, MRI’s or X-rays, emergency visits or other health care needs.
CHRISTUS is encouraging patients and visitors to be informed and prepared by recognizing the additional precautions they are taking to keep the community safe.
“Those seeking care at CHRISTUS should plan to arrive for visits in enough time to be screened prior to entering, bring and wear your own personal face mask, and practice appropriate social distancing while in our facilities, especially waiting rooms and lobbies,” said Ryan Miller, Chief Operating Officer at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas. “It’s vital that we continue to practice these extra safety measures above and beyond the already strict safety regulations we exercise each and every day.”
"We consider the love and attention of visitors to be part of the holistic healing process,” said Dan Ford, Vice President of Mission for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.
“As CHRISTUS faithfully seeks to restore visitation for its patients, the community can take confidence in knowing our dedication to safety, health and wellness remains a top priority. As we transition back to welcoming our visitors, we do so with a carefully planned, mission-based approach,” said Miller.