The Louisiana Department of Health recently announced they will now require all licensed health care facilities in the state to restrict visitors to those deemed essential, vital or necessary for the care and well-being of our patients.
CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini wants to assure the people of this community who trust in us for their health care that we are prepared and stand ready to care for our community. Because our goal is to ensure our hospital continues to be a safe place to receive care, we are following CDC guidelines and implementing new visitation restrictions. The goal of these updated visitor procedures is to limit the risk of exposure to our patients, visitors, Associates, physicians and volunteers.
Visitors will be guided to designated entrances in which visitor screening stations are available.
- Emergency Department (24/7)
- Labor and Delivery Sky Walk (From Garage to Women’s Pavilion) (24/7)
- Texas Avenue OP Entrance (5 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily)
We are also limiting the number of visitors. In all areas, we are restricting visitors to 1 visitor per patient for a 24 hour period. All visitors are required to go through screening at one of the 3 entrances.
- Surgery Patients: 1 Visitor
- Same Day Procedure: 1 Visitor
- Critical Care: 1 Visitor
- Medical-Surgical Units: 1 Visitor
- Labor and Delivery: 1 Support
- Pediatrics: 1 Support
- NICU: 1 Visitor
The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain of utmost importance. Beginning Monday, April 6, patients and visitors will be required to bring their own mask to wear while in our hospitals or outpatient clinics. You can learn more about how to make your own cloth masks by visiting the CDC website. Our health professionals providing care for presumed COVID-19 or known COVID-19 patients are expected to wear N95 respirator masks. Hospitalized patients do not have to wear a mask while in their rooms.
We want to be perfectly clear – CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini remains a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. From physicians and nurses, quality and safety experts to those responsible for ordering supplies and keeping the hospital clean — all our Associates are involved in making sure we provide a safe environment for our patients and their families, our Associates and this community we serve.