Ocean Medical Center and Shore Rehabilitation Institute
As cases of COVID-19 increase, we are updating our visitation policies, beginning Monday, Nov. 16 for Ocean Medical Center and Tuesday, Nov. 17 for Shore Rehabilitation Institute. Please know the health and safety of our patients, their families, and team members remains a top priority,
Visitation will be limited except in certain situations:
- Pediatric Care
- Ambulatory Care/Same day surgery (one visitor only)
- Maternity/Labor and delivery (one visitor)
We understand and value the support that loved ones provide to patients during their hospital stay. Patients can continue to be reached via personal or in room telephones. iPads are available for Facetime, coordinated through the Unit Secretary or the Office of Patient Experience at 732-836-4297. Should you have any questions or concerns, please ask your caregiver or member of your clinical team.
Alternatives to visitation include telephone calls and virtual visitation using Google Duo, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and team members remains our priority. We continue to practice a modified visitation policy in an effort to minimize the risk of spread of COVID- 19 to our patients, visitors and team members.
Though the visitor policies have changed, our mission of care must remain our priority. Thank you for your dedication and cooperation.
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older
- In accordance with New Jersey’s Department of Health travel advisory, visitors who have traveled to a state with a significant spread of COVID-19 within the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter Hackensack Meridian Health facilities. For a list of the current travel advisory states, please click here.
- Visitors are allowed to wear their own facemasks. If they do not have one, they will be provided with the appropriate PPE and masks and instructed on how to wear them.
- If visitor refuses to wear a mask or requested PPE, they will be asked to leave the facility.
- Visitors must wear facemasks at all times within the facility.
- Visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the facility. If they fail the screening, they will not be allowed to enter.
- Visitors must perform hand hygiene before visiting a patient. Sanitizing foam or gel will be available.
- Visitors must remain in the patient’s room as much as possible throughout the visit, except when directed by hospital staff to leave for specific procedures.
- 6 ft. social distancing must be maintained in any common areas such as waiting rooms, lobbies, cafeterias, etc.
- People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Visitors with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should stay home to protect the safety of our patients and team members. You will not be allowed to enter the facility if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat