June 12, 2020

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii easing visitor restrictions

Families now allowed to see loved ones, but COVID-19 precautions remain in place.

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Contact: Laura M. Lott
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HONOLULU — Another sign that Hawaii is moving into a new phase of the battle against COVID-19 is Moanalua Medical Center’s easing of restrictions to now allow patients to have one visitor each day.

“It’s been difficult for patients and families separated by the COVID-19 safety precautions,” said Linda Puu, RN, vice president of Quality, Safety and Care Experience at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We’re pleased to be able to allow families to see their loved ones again, and we know that they will want to help us keep everyone safe by following our new visitor guidelines.”

Each admitted patient will be allowed one visitor per day. Patients undergoing outpatient surgery will be allowed one companion, who may remain only in the dedicated waiting area provided.

All visitors and caregivers must wear a mask while in the facility and limit their movement to a direct path to and from their loved one’s destinations. They must also sanitize their hands before entering patient care areas.

Hospital visiting hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the hospital.

For outpatient clinics, only one essential caregiver may accompany a patient. Examples of this include the parent of a minor, or a person assisting a loved one who has cognitive or physical disabilities, or who has language needs requiring assistance.

To help protect the health and well-being of everyone at Kaiser Permanente facilities, all visitors will have their temperature checked as they enter the building. Anyone with a  cough, fever, or any other symptoms of illness will not be allowed to visit patients.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.4 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.