Covid Guidance Update
Safety remains our highest priority as LSSH continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines remain in place to ensure the safety of everyone and reduce risk of infection. Below is a summary of the expectations for all visitors and healthcare workers that enter LSSH.
Louisiana Department of Health mandates that everyone entering LSSH is required to always wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
- This includes all patients, visitors, and members of our team, even in non-clinical areas
- Masks may be removed when eating/drinking in designated areas
Everyone will be screened upon entry to LSSH for symptoms, including:
- Fever greater than or equal to 100.4°F
- Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Congestion that differs from their typical seasonal allergies
- Body aches
- Loss of smell/taste
- Active COVID infection/pending testing or recent exposure
Anyone that answers “YES” to any of the screening symptoms, will not be allowed entry into the facility.
- Preoperative COVID-19 testing is performed at the request of your physician.
Everyone is expected to maintain a social distance (6 feet or more) when appropriate
- All patients are allowed one healthy visitor over the age of 18 to accompany them to the hospital. Exceptions are made for pediatric and special needs patients.
We strongly encourage everyone in Acadiana to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals are at a substantially higher risk for developing severe symptoms that may require hospitalization. Please help us slow the spread of COVID-19 for ourselves, our community, and the entire Louisiana healthcare system.
Please contact LSSH at 769-4100 if you have any questions. Stay safe!
We are committed to confidentiality concerning personal and medical information and providing you with the best health care possible. If you have special needs for confidentiality, please let our staff know as soon as possible. Our Medical Records department will require your authorization for release of any medical records, except in the case of transfer to another health care facility, or as required by law or third party payment contract.
Preparing for Surgery
Please call (337) 769-4100 to schedule an appointment with our Preadmit Department. Although an appointment is not necessary, you may have to wait if one is not scheduled. If our hours of operation do not fit your needs, please call and we will arrange a time that fits into your schedule.
During Your Stay
We have an open visitation policy, which means that visitors are welcome at any time. If someone is staying at the hospital while you are having an out-patient procedure, we will update them along the way so they are informed on your progress. If your procedure requires an overnight stay, each room is furnished to allow one family member or friend (16 years of age or older) to spend the night with you. Patient rooms are private and spacious, with sleeper sofas available for guest sleeping. If you don’t feel up to having visitors, tell the staff and we will limit the number of visitors and the time they are allowed to visit.
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