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SSM Health Re-implements Visitation Restrictions at Local Care Sites

MT. VERNON – To promote the safety of our patients, employees and the community, SSM Health in Illinois is once again suspending visits throughout its care sites including Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals.

The restrictions are necessary due to an increase in the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community.

Beginning Monday, August 23rd, no visitors will be allowed except under certain circumstances, including end-of-life situations and when a visitor is essential for the patient’s emotional well-being and care. 

Obstetrics patients will be allowed two visitors to offer support for the duration of their stay and patients in pediatric settings will be allowed one visitor.  

These proactive steps are meant to ensure the continued safety of our patients, visitors, physicians, staff and communities.

All area care sites will implement these changes on Monday, August 23rd.

SSM Health appreciates the public’s cooperation during this time.