Monongahela Valley Hospital Allows Limited Visitation

With a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in Washington County and surrounding areas, Monongahela Valley Hospital is allowing limited visitation beginning Monday, Feb. 15. The new visitation policy is as follows:

Units and Floors

  • 3-PCU and Floors 5, 6 and 7, visitation is daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Behavioral Health, visitation is daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) visitation is daily from 9 a.m. to noon. and 4 to 7 p.m.

For each of the above units/floors, patients may name two visitors and only those two people may visit during their entire stay. Only one of the designated visitors will be permitted in a patient room at a time. Visitors are required to wear a mask and they must be 18 years of age or older. All visitors must be screened before each visit.

COVID Isolation

  • No visitation. Interaction with loved ones through digital means such as Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and Messenger is encouraged.

Emergency Department

  • One visitor is permitted to stay with the patient after assessment. The visitor is required to wear a mask and wristband and must remain in the treatment room.

When a minor is receiving treatment in the Emergency Department, two adults may accompany the child.

"The previous suspension of visitation was for the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees," explained Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH’s president and CEO. "We recognize the important role interaction with loved ones plays on the health and well-being of our patients and hope to return to expanded visitation schedule in the near future."