For the safety of our patients, physicians, and staff, visitor access to Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura is restricted for the foreseeable future. CMH strongly encourages the use of electronic visitation methods such as FaceTime, Skype, and phone conferencing.
Approved visitors only will be permitted to undergo screening for entrance to CMH. Please see guidelines below for details on approved visitors.
For the safety of our patients, physicians, and staff, visitor access to Ojai Valley Community Hospital is restricted for the foreseeable future. OVCH strongly encourages the use of electronic visitation methods such as FaceTime, Skype, and phone conferencing.
Approved visitors only will be permitted to go through screening at the OVCH Emergency Department entrance from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please see guidelines below for details on approved visitors.
Visitors to the Continuing Care Center are NOT PERMITTED at this time, and will only be authorized by very rare exception.
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated restrictions on visitation within healthcare facilities. The following guidelines are based on current guidance from the California Department of Public Health.
CMHS recognizes the important role that visitors play in the mental well-being of hospitalized patients. In consideration of health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees and community, visitor guidelines have been revised to ensure support for patient’s mental health and well-being, with focus on minimizing COVID-19 exposure to others.
These guidelines apply to all patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status, and will continue until further notice.
For assistance in determining extenuating circumstances to override the above restrictions, please contact the nursing director associated with the unit or the vice president of patient care/CNO for guidance.
The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of our Public Areas and waiting rooms at CMH and OVCH has been increased with an emphasis on “high-touch” surfaces including door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, desk counters, table surfaces, dining surfaces, keypads, chairs, etc.
Public restrooms in our main lobbies and emergency department at CMH are sanitized every two hours, which includes wiping down and sanitizing counters, sinks, stalls and other “high-touch” areas.
As essential companion access to patient care areas is highly restricted at this time, the public restrooms on floors two through six at CMH are sanitized twice a day.
All public restrooms at OVCH are sanitized twice per shift (approximately four times p/24 hours), which included wiping down and sanitizing counters, sinks, stalls, and other “high-touch” areas.
Seating and dining accommodations in our public areas have been reconfigured to meet social-distancing requirements and we require that all individuals making use of these spaces wear masks and adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
In order to reduce crowding and help maintain social-distancing guidelines, essential companions are encouraged to wait in their personal vehicles or make use of our many Outdoor Spaces whenever possible. Essential companions who undergo screening for entry to CMH or OVCH and then subsequently exit either facility will be required to submit proof of screening (provided upon initial screening) prior to re-entry. If proof of screening cannot be produced, another screening will be required.