Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center is adjusting visitation beginning Tuesday, April 4th. This guideline change welcomes more care partners and support persons in our pediatric areas. Visiting hours are 9 am through 9 pm for inpatient units. Please see below for visitation in specific areas such as Surgical Services, Labor and Delivery, Mother Baby, Pediatrics, Emergency Department and Outpatient Practices.
In the coming weeks, LHAAMC will implement a new visitor management system at the North and South pavilion desks. All care partners and support persons will be asked to provide a government issued ID. This new system will expedite the check-in process and enhance our hospital security. It replaces handwritten passes with clear and easy-to-read printed passes. Care partners and support persons without IDs will still receive a visitor’s pass and will be permitted to visit their loved ones as we understand how important care partners and support persons are to the patient’s healing.
Starting Monday February 6th, the ICU waiting room will undergo construction for three (3) months. During this time, care partners may be asked to go to the waiting area in the north pavilion lobby if space does not allow for care partners to remain in the ICU.
Caring for and protecting our patients, families, employees, and the community is of the utmost importance. Luminis Health is taking steps to shift to an endemic recovery response to the pandemic. With high vaccination rates and the reduction in community transmission, LH has updated its masking guidance per the updated CDC recommendations. Universal masking is no longer required in any Luminis Health facility. Luminis Health has shifted to optional masking for all staff, patients, and visitors. All care partners and support persons will be required to wash or sanitize their hands throughout their visit.
Patients and visitors who prefer to wear a mask while in our facility may do so. Patients may also request that their care team wear masks.
As a patient- and family-centered organization, we will continue to review and update our visitation guidelines and practices as the situation changes.