Despite the continued presence of COVID-19 in the Greater Houston region, Memorial Hermann Health System is allowing a slightly increased number of patient visitors.
Beginning Monday, Memorial Hermann began allowing one visitor per patient per day at its hospitals, including Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at 1635 N. Loop W.
Memorial Hermann’s daily visiting hours are from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., which also applies to TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Clinic and Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy. Children’s Memorial Hermann will allow two visitors (18 and over) per patient per day. Additional stipulations from the new policy include:
– No overnight visitors allowed.
– No visitors will be allowed for any patient in isolation.
– Visitors may utilize hospital cafeterias and cafés.
As of Monday afternoon, there were 106,595 cases of COVID-19 in Houston and Harris County, according to health officials. At least 1,335 people have died from the disease, while 89,229 patients have recovered.
“Very limited compassionate exceptions to the modified visitor policy will be made for areas including palliative care, supportive care, Hospice, NICU, pediatrics and labor and delivery, and will be managed by each facility,” Memorial Hermann said in a news release. “Memorial Hermann continues to encourage the use of video chat programs on your personal device to visit with loved ones who cannot visit in person.”