March 22, 2020
A Notice For Monmouth Medical Center Maternity Patients:
The safety of our patients, families and staff is our number one priority. To increase the safety of our moms and babies, Monmouth Medical Center has enacted a strict One Partner Policy for its Labor and Delivery Unit.
Expectant moms who come to the hospital to deliver will only be permitted to bring one partner with them, and can have no other visitors while in the hospital. This designated partner must remain with the expectant mom throughout her stay, and may not transfer their duties to any other person.
Upon arrival at the hospital for delivery, both mom and her designated partner must first go to the Emergency Department, to undergo a thorough screening and testing for COVID-19 symptoms, which include sore throat, cough and fever. If a partner has had close contact with a person who had, has or is suspected of having COVID-19, they should not accompany the expectant mom to the hospital.
Once on the Labor and Delivery unit, the designated partner must remain with the patient at all times and will have extremely limited access to other areas of the hospital. This Labor & Delivery Unit policy is in addition to a strict No Visitor Policy throughout the hospital and the Emergency Department.
Please note that this visitor policy may be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
As always, Monmouth Medical Center remains committed to the safety and health of all patients, families, visitors, physicians, nurses and staff.
We thank you for your cooperation.