Updated Outpatient Visitation Policy for Oncology Patients
Receiving Treatment Effective March 23
It is critical in this unprecedented time to keep LVHN colleagues and our patients safe. Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, visitors are not permitted to accompany patients undergoing infusion or radiation oncology treatments except under these special circumstances:
- If the patient requires assistance getting to the registration area, someone may escort the patient. We will then take the patient back to receive treatment.
- If the patient has an extreme medical condition and/or cannot be left alone, a visitor may accompany the patient.
- Visitor allowances will be made for patients with dementia and/or other needs requiring family support.
If you are a driver for a patient receiving treatment, we encourage you to either go home or wait in your car. Please make sure the person you drop off has your phone number. You will receive a call when the patient’s treatment is finished.
This visitation policy is effective March 23 at the following locations:
- Cancer Center at LVH–Muhlenberg
- Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at LVH–Pocono
- John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center at LVH–Cedar Crest
- LVHN Cancer Center–Hazleton
- LVPG Hematology Oncology–Bangor
- LVPG Hematology Oncology–East Norwegian Street
- LVPG Hematology Oncology–Lehighton
Stay up to date
Please review the “No Visitation, No Access” policy that went into effect March 15. For more updates and information go to LVHN.org/COVID19. Colleagues can also find additional resources on the intranet.
Thank you for helping to keep our patients and community safe and healthy.