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Spectrum Health Announces New Visitor Restrictions

As a result of significantly increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and the increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health is revising its visitor policies to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and regional hospitals and outpatient care sites.

Effective Wednesday, March 31, adult patients are allowed one adult family member or guest per patient. This must be the same person for the patient’s entire hospital stay. The following exceptions will apply:


Labor and delivery obstetrics patients are allowed two adult visitors. These must be the same two people for the patient’s entire hospital stay.

Patients with COVID-19 are not allowed in-person visitors, however the care team will work with patients and families to coordinate virtual visits.

Emergency department patients are limited to one adult guest per patient.

Adult radiology and laboratory patients at the hospital or outpatient care sites are not
allowed guests except for those patients here for an obstetric ultrasound or those who
need assistance with activities of daily living or have cognitive impairments. These
individuals will be allowed one adult guest.

Adult patients at Spectrum Health physician offices and surgery centers are allowed one
adult family member or guest for surgical sedated procedures, but no visitors unless the
patient needs physical or cognitive support. Patients may contact office staff for
extenuating circumstances.

Pediatric patients under the age of 21 are allowed two adult family members (parent or
guardian or their designee only) per patient stay.


For pediatric outpatient services, physician offices and surgery, pediatric patients are
allowed one family member or guests per patient visit.


Pediatric radiology patients are allowed one adult family member per patient.


Pediatric hematology and oncology clinic and infusion center patients are allowed one
adult family member per patient.


The new restrictions apply to the following Spectrum Health hospitals and nearby physician
offices and ambulatory care sites:
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center
Spectrum Health Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion

Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital
Spectrum Health Pennock
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
Spectrum Health United Hospital
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

In addition, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, all visitors will be screened and are required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose to enter the hospitals and outpatient facilities. Spectrum Health dining rooms continue to be closed to visitors. Hospital food service will be available in the cafeteria through to-go orders. 

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