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Essentia Health announces visitor restrictions

Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and the communities we are privileged to serve. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Essentia Health has made the difficult decision to restrict visitors at our hospitals. This is being done to protect patients and staff, and prevent the spread of this virus.

No visitors are allowed, except in the following circumstances:

Inpatients: Visitors only will be allowed based on compassionate-care needs. Family members are advised to call the hospital/unit before coming.
Emergency department: One visitor for pediatric, vulnerable adult, trauma or other patient requiring communication to a health care team on their behalf.
Pediatric patients: One adult visitor will be allowed per patient.
Labor and delivery patients: One adult visitor will be allowed per patient.
Neonatal intensive care unit: One parent is permitted to visit at a time.
All other visitors will be asked to leave the hospital.

Additionally, no visitors who are ill will be allowed.

We encourage family and friends to use alternative methods of communication with patients, such as phone calls, Facetime, Skype or other digital channels.

We recognize this change will be difficult, but we believe it is necessary to protect our patients and staff from spreading illness.

This policy goes into effect at noon Monday, March 16, and will continue indefinitely. We appreciate the understanding of everyone affected.

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Kim Bachman
Executive Assistant - Central Region
Sarah Carlson
Director of Human Resources Director
Patricia DeLong
Chief Nursing Officer
Angela Feigum
HR Department
Lisa Hennen Tupy
Bryan Henrichs
Arena Manager / Scheduler
Jessica Herron
Director Impatient Surgical Care
Kenzie Hohman
Jeri Hughes
Marketing Planner - Central Region
Scott Imdieke
David Jeremiason
Foundation Director
Joyce Kyle
Marketing Assitant
Mike Larson
Chief Operating Officer
Sandra Miller
Department Coordinator - Recruitment and Staffing
Bill Palmer
Vice President Medical Group
Dave Pilot
Chief Financial Officer
Adam C. Rees
President Central Region
Heather Santi
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Kathy Sell
Central Marketing Manager
Ali Steffen
Patient Access Supervisor
Kalsey Stults
Community Health Specialist
Joe Wendt