Corewell, formerly Beaumont, lifts some visitor restrictions at Metro Detroit hospitals

Restrictions lifted for kids, COVID patients

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Visitor restrictions have been lifted at all eight Corewell Health East hospitals, formerly known as Beaumont Health, in Metro Detroit due to a drop in respiratory illness spread.

Corewell announced Wednesday, Feb. 1, that visitor restrictions have been lifted for children and COVID-19 patients, effective immediately. Children 5 years old and younger are now permitted to visit patients at the hospitals, and patients who are suspected of having COVID can have one healthy visitor.

Officials say the drop in the number of RSV and other viral respiratory illness cases has allowed the medical centers to welcome more visitors. Restrictions had been in place since November last year.

“Thank you to the community for their understanding when RSV cases increased dramatically in November,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, director of infection prevention for Corewell Health East. “We know being surrounded by family and friends helps the recovery process, so we are glad to make these changes.”

Patients at Corewell hospitals are still only allowed two visitors at a time.

Learn more about the hospitals’ visitation rules by clicking here.

Corewell Health is the new name for Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health -- two Michigan health care institutions that merged together in 2022 after announcing their merger intent in 2021. The combined health care system is now the largest in the state of Michigan.

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