Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update | USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update2021-08-13T12:05:53-07:00

Last updated: 8/13/21 at 11:57 a.m.

At USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, your health and safety are our top priorities. Our team has a robust COVID-19 preparedness plan and continues to respond to any community needs in collaboration with our local health agencies. This includes following all proper protocols to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

In response to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have made changes to our visitor policies and procedures to maximize safety and ensure the well-being of our patients, staff and visitors. The following enhanced visitor restrictions are in place until further notice:

  • Emergency Services — One designated support person will be allowed for individuals requiring support for physical or mental health. Our emergency department is open 24 hours.
  • Inpatient Hospital Services — Patients are allowed to have up to two visitors. Visitor hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitation for our geropsychiatric patients are still on hold until further notice.
  • Outpatient Procedures — We encourage family or friends to support the patient by checking them in and returning for pickup due to space limitations.
  • Maternity — Patients are allowed to have two birth partners for labor and delivery and one birth partner for the postpartum stay.

All visitors are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative SARS-CoV-2 result. Learn more about these requirements.

All visitors are required to wear a medical mask throughout their stay.

We appreciate your understanding as we continue to adjust our policies and procedures to protect our patients and staff. Our team is here to help you receive the health care you need with compassion and in the safest manner possible.

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, including important information about our distribution plan and frequently asked questions about safety and side effects.

How You Can Help

Right now, health care workers at Keck Medicine of USC’s hospitals and clinics have the gear they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVID-19. Leaders at Keck Medicine are asking for the community’s help in donating supplies now.