As infection rates have continued to decline and vaccination rates improve, we have expanded our visitor policy within Kellogg.
Because Kellogg is a place where we are caring for immunocompromised patients, our visitor guidelines may differ from those of the hospital and other Medical Group offices. We fully understand the need for support from family and friends during cancer treatment and will continue to recognize and honor that, yet our focus remains on overall safety of our patients, families, and our staff.
At this time, ONE visitor will be allowed to accompany patients to all physician and/or APN appointments as well as treatment appointments in the infusion center. Due to the ongoing COVID safety requirements, and the immunocompromised nature of our patients, we will only be allowing one visitor per patient. If a wait is required prior to the visit, the visitor must wait in their car or in an alternative approved location (atrium café, cafeteria, outside, etc.). Visitors are not allowed to wait in Kellogg lobbies.
As a reminder, if more than one person (in addition to approved visitor) would like to take part in the patient visit, they are always welcome to participate via telephone. Just let your nurse or physician know when they arrive in the room. Your treatment nurse can also speak to a support person on the phone to summarize any discharge instructions