Enhanced Patient Safety Measures & Visitor Restrictions - Owensboro Health

Visitor Restrictions

COVID-19 Enhanced Patient Safety Measures

Effective August 9, 2021. Visitor restrictions at all Owensboro Health hospitals and outpatient facilities are subject to change at any time.

Visitor restrictions are in place to protect the patients, providers and staff of Owensboro Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that these restrictions are difficult for patients and their families, however with the rise of COVID-19 infections in our region, the restrictions help limit exposure inside the facility and allow for a safer environment for everyone.

The following guidelines will be in effect until further notice.

  • ONLY ONE VISITOR will be allowed per non-COVID patient.
    • Everyone must pass a screening before entering our facilities.
    • Masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose at all times while in our facilities.
    • Physical distancing standards must be maintained.
    • Everyone is required to wash or sanitize their hands frequently.
    • No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit.
    • Approved visitors will receive an armband to identify them as such.
    • Maternity Services will issue name badges to identify approved visitors.
    • All patients and visitors must enter through the Emergency entrances at hospitals to be screened upon entry after hours:
      • Owensboro Health Regional Hospital - 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
      • Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital - 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
      • Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center - 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Clergy visitations will follow established guidelines/process
    • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life care
  • Transitional Care and Long-Term Care Units are following CMS guidelines.
  • Outpatient Surgery is allowing one visitor per patient unless the patient is under age 18. Two support people are allowed for children.
  • Visitors should maintain a distance from other parties while in the waiting room.
  • Outpatient Testing, Therapies and Clinics are allowed one visitor per patient.

Maternity Services or Pediatric Unit visitor guidelines

  • Two parents or caregivers of a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are allowed as long as they are not symptomatic or have COVID-19.
  • Two parents or caregivers of pediatric patients are allowed as long as they are not symptomatic or have COVID-19.
  • Two support people (doulas are included as a support person) are allowed in Labor & Delivery or Mother Baby Units.
  • Support person(s) must remain the same throughout the entire stay.
  • No one under the age of 18 will be permitted.
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