What to Know About Hospital Visitor Restrictions in the Dayton, OH Area

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 8:05 pm
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Dayton, OH Hospital Visitor Restriction Information 

As of March 16th, the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association has implemented visitor restrictions to short-term acute-care hospitals in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below, we’ve compiled all the Dayton, OH hospital visitor restriction information currently released by the association.  


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Under the current restriction guidelines, no visitors under the age of 14 are allowed. Anyone experiencing symptons of the seasonal flu or coronavirus (including shortness of breath, fever, coughing, headache, chills, sore throat, vomiting) are allowed visitation. Patients are limited to one visitor per day, who must be a spouse, significant other or parent/legal guardian. As an exception, Dayton’s Children’s Hospital will be allowing two parents/guardians to visit. 

Patients in the emergency department may have one support person. Obstetrics patients are allowed one partner and one birth-support person. Patients who need assistance with mobility, interpretation or personal health decision-making are allowed an additional assistance person. Visitors are asked to primarily remain in the patient’s room when in the building.  

Exceptions to these restrictions may be permitted due to unique circumstances, including situations regarding end-of-life care.  

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Dayton, OH Area Hospitals Impacted by Current Restrictions:  

  • Atrium Medical Center 
  • Dayton’s Children Hospital 
  • Dayton-Springfield Emergency Center 
  • Grandview Medical Center 
  • Greene Memorial Hospital  
  • Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center 
  • Joint Township District Memorial
  • Kettering Health Network Troy Hospital 
  • Kettering Health Network Middletown 
  • Kettering Medical Center 
  • Mercy Memorial – Urbana 
  • Miami Valley Hospital  
  • Miami Valley Hospital North 
  • Miami Valley Hospital South 
  • Southview Medical Center 
  • Springfield Regional Medical Center 
  • Sycamore Medical Center 
  • Upper Valley Medical Center 
  • Wayne Health Care 
  • Wilson Health 
  • WPAFB 88th Medical Center 

Dayton, OH residents can keep up to date with restrictions by checking in on the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association’s website.  

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