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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center suspending in-person visitation due to COVID-19

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 19:44:56-05

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center says it is suspending in-person visitation due to COVID-19 concerns.

“The current Covid outbreak has not affected our ability to care for our patients,” said President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo. “Our management team is continually reviewing the resources, both personnel and supplies, needed to provide patient care. As always, all decisions are being made with the safe with the safety of our patients as the top priority.”

The hospital says there are exceptions including if the visitor is essential to the care of the patient, the visit involves family members or legal representatives of patients in imminent end-of-life situations, or a visitor who asks to accompany a patient undergoing surgery.

Visitors to the labor and delivery unit are limited to one visitor per maternity unit.