Hackensack Meridian Restricts Hospital Visitation

Hackensack-Meridian Health is restricting visits to its patients in all of its hospitals and nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities according to an announcement by the organization.

HMH’s Monmouth County hospitals are Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune City, and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel.

Visitation exceptions will be made in certain situations, including:

  • Hospice
  • Pediatric care
  • Ambulatory Care/Same day surgery (one visitor)
  • Maternity/Labor and delivery (one visitor)

Once a visitor is approved, they will undergo a temperature screening.  They will also need to provide their contact information in the event that tracing becomes necessary.  Phone and video calls to patients are welcome and encouraged.

As a precautionary measure and to keep patients and team members safe, HMH is also asking its team members to self-monitor their temperature before they report to work.

“We are taking these proactive precautions to protect our patients, team members, and the communities we serve,” said Jerry Zuckerman, M.D., vice president, Infection Prevention and Control at Hackensack Meridian Health.“Our care team is sensitive to the separation this restriction causes our patients and their loved ones, but we believe this measure of protection is essential at this time to keep people safe.”

These visitor restrictions will be reevaluated in 30 days.  Hackensack Meridian Health remains committed to providing the highest level of compassionate, quality care.


Posted: March 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Hackensack Meridian Restricts Hospital Visitation”

  1. John Gallagher said at 4:39 pm on March 12th, 2020:

    WASH YOUR HANDS. my moms assisted living home is on lock down. I paniced today when, receiving a call she had a cold. She’s OK.