Published on March 17, 2020

NICU updates visitor restrictions

The Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit instituted temporary changes to its visitation policies beginning March 9 to protect the health of the babies we serve.

Until further notice, the temporary NICU visitor restrictions are as follows:

  • No visitors other than parents or a significant other identified on the approved visitors list are permitted
  • There will be an approved visitor log that we will check upon you entering.
  • Visitors with any flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness-like symptoms are prohibited.
  • Compassionate visitation exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • There are no restrictions on visitor hours.
  • Children are not allowed.

Help us protect our patients, visitors and team members from the spread of illness by cooperating with these restrictions.

NICU Visitor Restriction signs have been distributed and should be posted for patient, staff and visitor awareness.

For more information, contact Maternity Services at 270-417-5300.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.