Inpatient Visiting Hours Resume at Monongahela Valley Hospital

Inpatient visiting hours will resume at Monongahela Valley Hospital on Monday, May 18. For the health and safety of patients, visitors and employees, only one visitor per patient will be permitted in the hospital. Visitors must stop at the Welcome Desk in the Lobby to have their temperature taken and to receive a pass to visit the patient. Masks must be worn at all times. When the visitor leaves the hospital, the pass is to be returned to the Welcome Desk. Once the pass is returned, another person may visit the patient. Due to social distancing, visitors are not permitted to wait in the Lobby, corridors or Gift Shop for their turn to see the patient.

"The safety of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority," explained Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. "Under normal circumstances, we welcome visitors because they are an important part of the healing process. Having loved ones close by not only helps people recover more quickly, but it helps to reduce their anxiety. We look forward to welcoming visitors again."

Visiting hours will be as follows:

  • Medical/Surgical Units - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Intensive Care Units - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Behavioral Health - Mon., Wed. and Thurs. from 6 to 7 p.m.; Tues., Sat. and Sun. from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.

Visitors must adhere to the following restrictions:

  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All visitors are required to wear masks during their entire visit.
  • Any visitor who shows signs of illness will be asked to kindly leave for the safety of others.

Restrictions still apply in the Emergency Department. Visitors are still not permitted in the treatment rooms; exceptions include a parent/guardian for children under age 18 and a support person for people with special needs.