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Monday, March 30, 2020
For many of
our patients, staying connected with their friends and family is a vital part
of their recovery. Beginning Thursday, April 2, Oregon State Hospital is
offering virtual visits to help patients remain connected with their loved ones
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
began working on this process as soon as in-person visitations were suspended in
mid-March. This, and other safety precautions, were enforced to prevent the virus
from infecting hospital patients and staff.
now register for two, 15-minute visits per day between the hours of 8 a.m. and
9 p.m. Visits will not be available during mealtimes.
will call their friends and family to pick time slots that work for everyone.
Once the times are reserved, OSH staff will email meeting links to their loved
ones – which will only work for the date and time patients selected. Visits
will be scheduled two days in advance. For example, links sent on a Wednesday
will be for a Friday meeting.
The email to
visitors will also include step-by-step instructions on how to use Skype for
Business and a “Frequently
Asked Questions”document with more information on the new process.
will initiate all visits, and visits are limited to people on their approved visitor list. Potential
visitors may first complete a visitor application and go through the approval
process at any time.
contact Consumer and Family Services in Salem at 503-947-8109, at 541-465-2785
in Junction City and at email@example.com for general questions, or for more
information on the application process. Additional information about visitor
applications is listed online on the Friends and Family Services web page.
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