Maine Medical Center Limits Visitation to Manage COVID-19 Surge
December 29, 2021
MMC makes this change as community transmission of COVID-19 continues to rise.
PORTLAND, Maine – In support of a safe care environment for both patients and care team members during the current COVID-19 surge, Maine Medical Center (MMC) is limiting visitation to all inpatient areas, with targeted exceptions, effective Thursday, Dec. 30.
Effective Dec. 30, visitation will be limited to:
- Pediatrics: One parent/guardian allowed per day as patient condition allows.
- Obstetrics: One support person, plus a doula during labor and delivery, as patient condition allows.
- Emergency Department: One parent / guardian for pediatric patients, provided space is sufficient to achieve compliance with social distancing.
- Ambulatory/Diagnostic areas: Pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent /guardian.
MMC continues to require masking in its facilities and social distancing and hand hygiene whenever possible. All visitors/escorts are subject to screening for COVID-19.
About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2020-2021, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing more than 9,600 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.