St. Anne Hospital
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St. Anne Hospital
General Information: St. Anne Hospital
Updated: September 1, 2021
Effective September 1, visitors will only be permitted in Virginia Mason Franciscan Health acute care hospitals in limited circumstances, such as beginning or end of life care. This decision is intended to limit potential spread of COVID-19, as increased cases in the community increases the risk in our hospitals.
We recognize it is a difficult time for our patients and their loved ones. These restrictions are very important for the health and safety of our patients and staff, and we appreciate your understanding and support.
Before you visit
All visitors must comply with screening and mask requirements when entering the building. Visitors with symptoms will not be allowed to enter, and visitors must wear a hospital/clinic-provided masks for the entirety of their stay. Cloth or other types of personal masks must be replaced with a hospital/clinic-provided mask, or, if preferred, the hospital/clinic-provided mask may be worn over a personal mask.
There is no in-person visitation permitted for COVID-positive and suspected patients.
At this time, hospital visitors are only allowed in the following circumstances:
- End-of-life patients: Up to one bedside visitor is permitted for non-COVID patients
- Beginning of Life/Family Birth Centers: Laboring patients will be allowed one asymptomatic (without symptoms) adult support person. This same will be the designated visitor after delivery has occurred until discharge. Overnight visitor restrictions may vary among birth centers.
- Please note: Doulas are members of the care team and do not count as a visitor.
- One parent of a special-care infant
- One parent of a minor for scheduled appointment, surgery or procedures
- Care partner who needs to learn how to care for a patient
- Caregiver needed for incapacitated patient
- Professionals providing essential support and/or care as part of a patient’s care team, including doulas
- People with legal authority or responsibility for care
For the safety of patients and staff, the following visitors are not allowed
- Visitors with any symptoms: Fever (greater than 100.4 or, if 65 or older, greater than 99.6), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, headache, congestion or runny nose, and nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Visitors who are not willing or able to wear a hospital-provided mask the entire time they are in the hospital
- Children 12 and under are restricted from visiting
Any approved visitors
- Must go directly to a patient’s room — use of waiting rooms is not permitted. We encourage any approved visitors to coordinate their arrival and departure times.
- Must use the approved, designated visitor entrance
- Will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms
- Will be asked to complete hand hygiene upon entry
- Must wear a hospital-provided mask the entire time while inside the building, including in a patient’s room. Masks must be tight-fitting and completely cover nose and mouth.
- Are encouraged to maintain physical distancing (at least six feet apart from others)
Patients who do not comply may have visitation access revoked. Please contact the hospital or your medical provider if you have any questions about the visitor policy.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health/Franciscan Medical Group Clinic visitor restrictions
- Most clinic locations are allowing one visitor per patient during a scheduled visit. Please contact your provider or the clinic with questions about their policy.
- All individuals must wear a clinic-provided mask the entire time while inside the building.
- Please contact the clinic before arriving for your appointment if you need of a COVID-19 test, or if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms and exposure guidance include:
- Shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Close, in-person contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID virus within the past 14 days
- If symptoms are severe, call 911 or go directly to one of our Prompt or Urgent Care locations or Emergency Services departments.
Cafeteria and Food Services
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week
St. Anne Hospital’s cafeteria is located on the fourth floor of the Birch Building. Cold foods, snacks and drinks are available anytime during regular hours of operation; hot meals are served 6:30–10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4–7 p.m.
Espresso bar and vending
An espresso bar is located in the Galleria area on the fourth floor of the Birch Building and is open, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vending machines are located in the Galleria and the Emergency Services department lobby on the fifth floor.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items are taken to the hospital’s environmental services office located on 2 Alder. Call 206-244-9970 ext. 5191 for information.
Free parking is provided for patients and visitors in the designated parking areas. Security officers are available upon request to escort visitors and others to their vehicles. If you’d like an escort, please ask a nurse to contact security.
Family and friends are recognized as being beneficial in the healing and recovery of hospitalized patients. We encourage visiting that promotes rest, comfort and patient wellbeing. Visitors should consider a patient’s privacy and emotional and health care needs.
Please keep the following guidelines in mind when you have visitors:
- Two visitors per patient room are allowed at one time
- Exceptions will be approved by the physician or nurse
- No children under the age of 12 are allowed in the Critical Care unit
- Nursing staff may, at any time, ask visitors to leave based on the patient's clinical status and/or activity that hinders the ability to deliver patient care
Patients and visitors with laptops and smart devices will find fast, convenient and free broadband service in the Emergency Services department, cafeterias and select waiting areas. Users should note that the connection is not encrypted and users assume all responsibility for access. Cell phones may be used inside the hospital so long as their use does not disrupt patient care or the care environment.
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