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Lane Updates Visitor Policy Effective October 9, 2021

Lane Updates Visitor Policy Effective October 9, 2021

As COVID-19 admissions continue to decrease, we are opening all entrances into the hospital for visitors and staff.


Visiting Hours

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

  • Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.
  • All visitors must wear a mask when caregivers enter room or when entering or leaving the building



With the well-being and protection of our team, patients, and community in mind, we will require all employees, visitors, and patients to adhere to the below safety measures:

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Practice consistent hand hygiene


Patient Visitation:

  • Inpatient units - Visitation will be allowed during visiting hours with only 1 visitor to stay the night per patient.  
  • Critical Care Units - 1 visitor will be allowed during designated visiting hours.  
  • Children Visitors - No children under age 18 unless here for a procedure or end of life visitation.
  • Persons Under Investigation (PUI) or confirmed COVID-19 patients -
    • 1 visitor, except for end of Overnight guest will be on a case by case basis
    • The visitor must wear a mask and remain in the room at all times.
  • Vendors - Allowed for direct patient care activities
  • Retail Pharmacy/Billing/Medical Records - Visitors allowed during business hours
  • Gift Shop - Visitors allowed
  • Cafeteria - Visitors allowed


 Exceptions to the visitor policy outside of the visiting hours:

  • End of Life - A maximum of 2 visitors per room rotating if necessary. Remaining family may wait in waiting areas within the hospital.
    • End of life refers to a final period in a person’s life, in which it is medically obvious that death is imminent or a terminal moribund state cannot be prevented.
  • Surgery and Procedures - Patients undergoing surgery or being admitted to the hospital may have visitors pre-procedure and if admitted, the visitors must follow the visitation guidelines.
  • Outpatient services/Appointment - Patients requiring assistance may have 1 visitor to accompany them during their service/appointment, not limited to visitation hours.
  • Emergency Department - 1 visitor will be allowed in the ED, including boarded patients waiting for an inpatient room.
  • Labor Delivery/Postpartum - 2 visitors will be allowed and may stay with the patient overnight, not limited to visiting hours