Updated: August 25, 2020
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois - With the continued spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus and flu season, no visitors will be permitted to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields as we enhance visitor restrictions and screenings.
All visitation continues to be suspended throughout Franciscan Health Olympia Fields unless listed in the following exceptions for healthy visitors.
Hospitals will continue screening all visitors to determine if they are at risk for COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. Those who do not pass screenings will not be permitted to enter the hospital. All visitors will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene. Visitors must be 18 or older.
Labor & Delivery: A laboring woman will be allowed one visitor, a spouse or partner during labor and delivery. In addition, a labor coach will be allowed.
NICU – Mother and significant other will be allowed to visit child in NICU with daily screening for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms required. Failure to pass screening will result in a denial of visitation. (In extraordinary/end-of-life situations, the facility may allow an additional 1 - 2 visitors to visit, provided proper social distancing and PPE usage are followed.)
Emergency Room: One visitor will be allowed only for patients that do not have actual or legal decisional capacity. Those include persons under 18, persons with dementia and persons whose condition precludes obtaining an accurate history or decision making.
Outpatient/Ambulatory: One visitor will be allowed only for patients that do not have actual or legal decisional capacity. Those include persons under 18, persons with dementia and persons whose condition precludes obtaining an accurate history or decision making.
Surgery: For outpatient and inpatient surgery patients, one screened and masked visitor will be allowed to assist only with admission, medical history and post-surgical education and discharge instructions. (will not be allowed to accompany patient to floor if admitted)
Non-COVID End-of-Life: One visitor will be allowed for the duration. A second visitor will be allowed on a rotating basis with no more than two visitors at a time. The patient or their representative may also request a member of the Franciscan Spiritual Care Department or outside (community) clergy to be present. Clergy must wear required PPE while in attendance.
COVID End-of-Life: One visitor will be allowed to visit. The visitor must wear full PPE while in attendance. The patient or their representative may also request a member of the Franciscan Spiritual Care Department or outside (community) clergy to be present. Clergy must wear full PPE while in attendance.
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields (20201 South Crawford Avenue, Olympia Fields, Illinois)
- The following hospital entrances will remain open as points of access. All other entrances will be locked down.
- Main Entrance (West) for patients and visitors
- Emergency Department Entrance for Emergency Department patients only
- Visitors who pass the health screenings will receive and are required to wear a visitor sticker during their time in the hospital.
- Four valet attendants will be staffed at the Main Entrance (West). Valet parking is free.
This is a public health issue, and it is our intent to protect the health and safety of our patients, our visitors and our employees. In doing so, we can reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, flu and other seasonal-related medical issues.
For updates on Franciscan's response to the coronavirus, visit FranciscanHealth.org/covid-19.