Your health and safety are our top priority.
Effective Monday, November 23, 2020, Nashoba Valley Medical Center will no longer allow visitors in our facility. Exceptions for compassionate and end of life care, and patients under the age of 18, will be made by the nursing supervisor. We feel this is in the best interest of our patients and staff. We will continue to evaluate the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic and adapt accordingly. We appreciate your support as we try to do what is best for the health and safety of our staff and community.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, Nashoba Valley Medical Center is fully prepared to care for our patients and our community. We are here, as always, to serve all patients. Our commitment to providing care for the ongoing health and well-being of our community is vital, particularly in times like these.
Hospital Reopening Announcements
Our clinics are open, elective procedures are ready to be scheduled, and our emergency rooms continue to be a safe place to treat ALL emergencies. From serious conditions to aches and pains, your health care needs didn’t stop. We know this. And now it’s time to get you and your family the advanced medical care you need.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous five-point standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:
- Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- The Emergency Department is reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient safety.
You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to care for you in a safe, controlled and professional way.
We’re here, and we’re ready to provide the care you need.
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority. Please be aware of the following newly revised guidelines before visiting Nashoba Valley Medical Center:
- Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while at the hospital.
- Visitors must perform hand hygiene before and after visiting a patient.
- Visitors must wait outside, rather than in the hospital waiting area, until the time of their visit.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center will continue to support alternative electronic methods for communication between patients and all other visitors, including Skype, FaceTime and Google Duo visits.
Everyone on Steward properties must have a mask on, including patients and visitors.
- Outpatients are asked not to bring others with them to appointments, but ONE adult may accompany the individual if needed.
- No visitors inside the surgery center for same-day procedures (unless the parent of a child/minor having a procedure). A member of our surgical team will meet the patient and the patient's family member or driver at the front entrance of the hospital for drop-off before the procedure and pick-up once the patient is ready to be discharged home.
While we are sensitive to the difficulties facing loved ones of hospitalized patients, our health care team must keep our patients and staff safe during this unprecedented health emergency.
Non-essential personnel, such as sales vendors, who do not provide direct care will be restricted from entering the facility.
HOSPITAL ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS
Entrances to the hospital will be restricted to the following entrances only (all other entrances will be locked and available for egress from the facility only or be accessed by badge access for certain personnel):
- Front Entrance: Daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Emergency Department Entrance: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week