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Roger Williams and Fatima Hospital Expand Patient Access

Roger Williams Medical Center

Roger Williams has reopened the Main Entrance to patients and visitors and discontinued self-screening as well. This is in response to the statewide vaccination numbers against COVID, the availability of the booster, and the vaccine to young children.

Keeping our hospitals safe and properly protected against COVID remains a top priority and all cleaning and infection control protocols remain in place. Mask wearing is required. And staff are vaccinated.

This entrance is open 7a to 3p Monday thru Friday.

The East Entrance/Emergency Entrance remains open 24/7.

We will continue to limit visitors to one per patient, both on the medical/surgical units and in the Emergency Department, and no visitors for COVID patients. Behavioral health visiting policies remain unchanged.

The existing Security badge system will continue for vendors during the day, and after 7p for visitors going through the ED entrance. Vendors still need to go through Reptrax and be sent to the security office for their badge.

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has reopened additional entrances for the convenience of patients and visitors.

The change reflects the decline in COVID cases at our hospitals and statewide, the overall vaccination rate in RI, and the availability of the booster and the vaccine to young children.

All our employees are vaccinated and we maintain a strict commitment to keeping our hospitals safe and properly protected. All cleaning and infection control protocols remain in place. Mask wearing is required.  

Effective November 8th, the following entrances at Fatima are now open:

  • The main lobby with someone at the reception desk
  • Central registration with security
  • Surgical Pavilion entrance
  • Emergency Department entrance
  • Outpatient rehab entrance (ACC)
  • Inpatients are limited to two visitors at a time.
  • Emergency patients one visitor only.
  • No visitors for COVID patients.
  • Behavioral health patient visiting hours remain the same.

Visitors who are not feeling well are not allowed in the hospital.

Entrances will close at 8:00 pm with the exception of the Emergency Department.

Vendors still need follow Reptrax protocols and report to the security office for their badge.