MEDIA | KUOW: With family visits on hold, Washington hospitals strain to comfort sickest patients

EvergreenHealth’s manager for spiritual care, Kris Stone, said those guidelines also mean just one visitor per day,

“Because even one person at a time, if you had a procession of individuals that would burn through limited PPE pretty quick,” he said. “So it was designating, what would be the most impactful, what would be the most meaningful.”

For similar reasons, hospital staff like medical specialists and chaplains have turned to technology, such as using video chats rather than entering patient rooms.

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