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COVID Information

Safety Updates

One (1) VISITOR AT A TIME
Hospital Visiting Hours: 12-8 pm

ICU Visiting Hours: 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm

All visitors must wear a mask at all times per CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities regardless of vaccination status. The mask must cover the nose and mouth.

Visitors must be screened prior to entering Holy Redeemer Hospital and going to a patient’s room. Visitors must stay in the room with the patient and should practice social distancing as much as possible while in the room. 

Please note:

  • 24/7 Same-Day Surgery: Only one (1) visitor may accompany a patient and remain with them until the procedure begins. The visitor may return when the patient is ready for discharge. 
  • Outpatients Requiring Assistance: Only one (1) visitor may accompany a patient.
  • Maternity: One (1) banded support person may remain with the patient 24/7. No other visitors are allowed.
  • NICU: Only two (2) banded visitors allowed. These visitors are allowed 24/7.
  • Prenatal Ultrasounds - One (1) support person may remain with the patient during the ultrasound (all locations where performed, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Radiology).
  • Emergency Department: One (1) visitor allowed 24/7. Adult patients in isolation are not permitted to have visitors. Minor patients may have both parents present. No visitors are permitted in the waiting room unless the patient requires special assistance approved by the clinical team.
  • End-of-life Care: Two (2) visitors are allowed at a time.
  • Senior Behavioral Health Unit: One (1) visitor is allowed between 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm.
  • No visitors are permitted for COVID-positive patients.

Staff may modify visitation limits dependent on the specific needs of the unit at any given time

Effective September 3, 2021. Visitation hours are subject to change.

Redeemer Health long-term care facilities continue focused efforts to protect the safety and well-being of our residents. We are firmly committed to our Redeemer Health Safe Care principles, as well as all practices and protocols endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the PA Department of Health.

Additionally, we remain dedicated to keeping you informed of the impact of COVID on the status of our long-term care operations and policies, including visitation. For the most up-to-date information, please call the 24-hour hotline operated by your facility of interest.

Hotline Numbers
Redeemer Lafayette: 215-344-9425
St. Joseph Manor: 215-344-9420

Please note that conditions remain fluid which at times may cause abrupt change to policies. We try to bring you immediate information as conditions change and appreciate your patience and support.

Redeemer Health offers COVID-19 testing for patients who meet screening criteria and have a valid testing order from their physician. The patient’s health care provider will email a copy of their prescription to our scheduling office. Once received our office will call the patient directly to schedule the test and confirm the date/time of the testing appointment.

We are operating a drive-through test site located in the Redeemer Health and Fitness Center parking lot, 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Patients will be stopped at a guard booth where an attendant will verify the patient's name and date of birth. The patient will then be directed to proceed to the testing area outside of the trailer and a tester will come out to the car.

Please note that test results are sent to the ordering physician by the lab. The testing center does not receive results.

Patients must be scheduled for a specific time; no unscheduled appointments are permitted. Any Redeemer Health employee who feels they are a candidate for COVID-19 testing should follow protocols and contact their Manager and Occupational Health.

COVID-19 Test Instructions

On the day of your appointment, for your safety and the safety of others, we require you to wear a mask. Ask your family member to wait outside, unless you need their assistance during the appointment. (Your family member must also wear a mask.)

Call us to re-schedule this appointment if between now and the appointment you: 

  • have tested positive for COVID 19 or are waiting for a test result
  • have been told to isolate due to a COVID 19 exposure
  • have had fever, chills, sweats, cough, shortness of breath, headache, new loss of smell or taste, nausea or diarrhea within 48 hours of the appointment

To keep our community safe, Redeemer Health continually stays apprised of pandemic guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services.  

At this time, the CDC recommends a third shot only for people with moderately to severally compromised immune systems. This population includes:

  • Those who are receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Those who have received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Those who have received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Those coping with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Those with an advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Those being actively treated with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune system
  • Those, upon recommendation by their physician, who cope with other conditions that affect the immune system 

Currently, the CDC does NOT recommend booster shots for any other population, however, the FDA and the CDC are evaluating the safety and efficacy of booster shots for those who were previously vaccinated. Pending their recommendations, it is possible that booster shots may be available later this month. More information about this is expected soon.

Currently, Redeemer Health is working to prioritize the patient populations we’re able to accommodate for administration of third shots. Additionally, the shots are also available at community pharmacies.

For more information about booster shots, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html#anchor_1630089774152 and https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0818-covid-19-booster-shots.html.

The following is a list of mitigation strategies that we have implemented at the recommendation and guidance of the federal government and the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Monitoring of residents twice daily for temperature elevation or changes in pulse oximetry readings
  • Visitor Restriction
  • Social Distancing
  • In-room Dining
  • Virtual Activities/Communication with Residents and Family Members
  • Employee/Essential Non-Employee Screening through Main Entrance (screening includes questions, temperature recording, administering proper personal protective equipment, and the directive to wash hands prior to entrance)
  • Masking for residents when they leave their rooms for any reason
  • Creation of a Covid-19 Isolation unit/observation unit for any Covid-19 resident
  • Fit-testing of N-95 masks
  • N-95 masks/isolation gowns, gloves, and face shields for use with Covid-19 residents
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment for use with non-Covid residents. (Includes surgical masks)
  • Sanitizing high touch surfaces in the building twice daily
  • In-servicing of all departments on the proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment and proper hand hygiene technique
  • Proactive testing of all residents and employees for Covid-19
  • Pre-employment screening now to include testing for Covid-19 prior to start date
  • All admissions to facility must be tested 48 hours prior to admission for Covid-19
  • ABHR dispensers are available at the entrance, the hallways and each resident room
  • Monitoring employee callouts for any respiratory symptoms/fever that may require testing for the virus and follow up with Occupational Health at Holy Redeemer

Redeemer Health Home Care and Hospice continue to provide patients with high-quality, compassionate home health care. Please be assured our team members follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and stringent infection control protocols to keep our patients, staff, and the community safe and healthy. Learn more.