Keeping our patients, staff and community safe and healthy is our top priority. Due to an increase in positivity rates for COVID-19 cases in Chippewa County, WMH is updating visitor restrictions. War Memorial’s patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be present as part of the healing process. Visiting hours are likely to change with fluctuations in positivity rates for COVID-19 in Chippewa County.

Effective Wednesday, September 8, 2021, after 7:00pm EST, all hospital properties, except LTC, will be closed to visitors, unless patient meets certain criteria for exception – see below for exceptions.

All patients and visitors (except Emergency Department patients) will be required to enter through the main registration / entrance.

This entrance will be open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For access to emergency care, the WMH Emergency Department entrance will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The main entrance is closed on Sundays.

Exceptions to the visitor restrictions include:

    Parent or Guardian of a minor patient (minor defined as those 21 years of age or younger)
⦁    Legal Guardian
⦁    End of life, critical condition, or hospice care (pre-arranged, includes COVID+ patients)
⦁    OB Delivery – 1 healthy support person
⦁    OB Ultrasound – 1 healthy support person

Individuals entering the main building will be screened upon entry. After screening, all individuals are required to wear a mask. Anyone refusing to be screened or refusing to wear a mask will not be allowed to enter the facility.

WMH understands that connecting with family members is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways to consider connecting. We encourage connecting digitally when possible through telephone, email, text or through Skype, Zoom, or Facebook.

WMH Statement on Aggressive Behavior

Our hospital is a healing environment. Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. We do not tolerate ANY forms of aggression. Incidents may result in removal from this facility and prosecution.

Examples of aggressive behavior include but are not limited to:

    Physical assault
⦁    Verbal harassment & abusive language
⦁    Sexual language directed at others
⦁    Threats of any kind
⦁    Refusing to wear a mask