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LVHN implements new oncology visitor policy

Lehigh Valley Health Network continues to take unprecedented, temporary measures to keep our staff and patients safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As a result, visitors are not permitted to accompany patients undergoing outpatient infusion or radiation oncology treatments except under these special circumstances:

• If the patient requires assistance getting to the registration area, someone may escort the patient. Staff will then take the patient back to receive treatment.

• If the patient has an extreme medical condition and/or cannot be left alone, a visitor may accompany staff.

Attention, Drivers

Those driving patients to receive treatment are encouraged to either go home or wait in their car.

The hospital asks that the driver make sure the person being dropped off has the driver’s phone number.

Cancer colleagues will contact the driver when the patient’s treatment is finished.

This visitation policy is effective now at the following LVHN locations:

• Cancer Center at LVH–Muhlenberg

• Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at LVH–Pocono

• John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center at LVH–Cedar Crest

• LVHN Cancer Center–Hazleton

• LVPG Hematology Oncology–Bangor

• LVPG Hematology Oncology–East Norwegian Street

• LVPG Hematology Oncology–Lehighton

Review LVHN’s “No Visitation, No Access” policy that went into effect March 15, to help protect the health of patients and health care providers.

For ongoing updates and more information, visit LVHN.org/covid19.