We’re committed to keeping you safe

We continue our steadfast focus on safety — for our patients, visitors, physicians and staff. You will find consistent safety measures in place at all of our hospitals, outpatient health centers and physician offices. In addition to in-person office visits, our healthcare providers continue to see patients through Video Visits and other virtual options.

Staff, patient and visitor screening

  • Screenings include a series of important questions to determine risk.
  • Temperatures are taken for anyone entering an Edward-Elmhurst Health site.

Physical distancing

  • Reminder signage is located throughout our sites.
  • Appointment times have been spaced, and virtual registration minimizes exposure.

Clean and disinfected facilities

  • Facilities are deep-cleaned every day to include exam rooms, waiting areas and staff workstations.
  • Patient rooms and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned between patients and every day.

COVID-19 patient testing prior to procedures

  • All surgery patients receive a COVID-19 test prior to their procedure.

Visitor policy restrictions

  • Visitors are allowed in inpatient rooms only under special circumstances.
  • One companion only may accompany outpatient visitors if needed.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • All staff are provided with PPE as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – masks, goggles, gowns, etc.
  • All outpatients and visitors receive masks upon entry.

Designated COVID-19 care areas

  • Patients with COVID-19 stay in designated inpatient units.
  • Patients with suspected COVID-19 stay in designated ER pods.

National recognition for quality and safety

  • Edward-Elmhurst Health named one of 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson.
  • Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals have an "A" Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group.