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SSM Health Re-implements Visitation Restrictions at Local Care Sites

MT. VERNON – To promote the safety of our patients, employees and the community, SSM Health in Illinois is once again suspending visits throughout its care sites, including Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals.

The restrictions are necessary due to an increase in the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community.

Beginning Friday, no visitors will be allowed except under certain circumstances, including end-of-life situations and when a visitor is essential for the patient’s emotional well-being and care.

Obstetrics patients will be allowed one person to offer support. COVID and patients under investigation for COVID will still be under a strict, no visitors policy. Our clinics and ER’s will allow one-two parents or guardians for pediatric patients based upon the care environment.

These proactive steps are meant to ensure the continued safety of our patients, visitors, physicians, staff and communities.

All area care sites will implement these changes Friday, Nov. 20.

SSM Health appreciates the public’s cooperation during this time.