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Fisher-Titus to Restrict ALL Visitors, Postpone Non-Urgent Outpatient Services

March 20, 2020 | Fisher-Titus Medical Center

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Beginning Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m., Fisher-Titus will be restricting all visitors.

Exceptions will be made for the following patients:

  • Pediatric patients will be allowed 1 visitor per day
  • Labor & Delivery patients are allowed 1 visitor per day
  • End-of-life circumstances will be discussed with the family and patient’s care team
  • Those coming for an outpatient service will be allowed 1 escort

In addition, Fisher-Titus will also postpone non-urgent outpatient services that can be safely delayed with no harm to our patients.

  • Sleep lab will be closed for 30 days beginning Monday, March 23rd.
  • Outpatient lab is closed for routine testing and is accepting stat orders only beginning Monday, March 23rd
  • Diabetes education and Medical Nutrition therapy will be closed for 30 days beginning Tuesday, March 24th
  • Imaging will restrict screening mammograms and DEXA procedures for 30 days beginning Monday, March 23rd
  • Outpatient therapy will consolidate days of business to Tuesday/Thursday and move to telehealth as appropriate for plan of care
  • Cardiac Rehab Phase II will be closed for 30 days. Invasive cases for urgent or emergent needs remain. Non-invasive services will offer consolidated hours for stress testing, ECHO, and Anti-Coagulation Clinic.

Along with the new restrictions being implemented, the following visitor restrictions are still in place:

  • Senior services – This includes The Carriage House, Fisher-Titus Transitional Care Unit, Norwalk Memorial Home -- No visitors are permitted in an effort to protect our most vulnerable population. This was in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Fisher Titus outpatient offices -- Only one person may accompany a patient to an appointment at any of the Fisher-Titus outpatient clinics, office locations, or outpatient service areas (lab, radiology, physical therapy, etc).

To stay up-to-date on the Fisher-Titus response to COVID-19, visit fishertitus.org/coronavirus or follow them on Facebook.