Enhanced Patient Safety Measures & Visitor Restrictions - Owensboro Health

Visitor Restrictions

COVID-19 Enhanced Patient Safety Measures

Effective June 14, 2021. Visitor restrictions 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 the restrictions help limit exposure inside the facility and allow for a safer environment for everyone. In accordance with updates from the governor, the following guidelines will be in effect until further notice.

See the Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center visitation policy.

ONLY TWO VISITORS will be allowed per non-COVID patient

  • Everyone must pass a screening before entering our facilities
  • Masks are required 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
  • All patients and visitors must enter through Entrance A, Entrance B or the Emergency/Maternity Entrance (after hours) to be screened upon entry
  • Approved visitors will receive an armband to identify them as such. Maternity Services will issue name badges to identify approved visitors.
  • Entrance A & B will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The Emergency/Maternity Entrance will remain open
  • Clergy visitations will follow established guidelines/process
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life care

Transitional Care Units are allowing two visitors per patient*

*Based on CMS guidelines.

Outpatient Testing, Outpatient Surgery, Therapies and the clinics are allowed one visitor per patient.

Rehab Units are allowing two visitors 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.
  • Support person(s) must remain the same throughout the entire stay.
  • No one under the age of 18 will be permitted.

What precautions are being taken to keep you safe?

  • All healthcare personnel and visitors are screened for COVID-19 symptoms (including fever) prior to entering the hospital or other Owensboro Health facilities
  • Everyone entering an OH facility must wear a facemask at all times
  • Personal Protective Equipment (respirators, face shields/goggles, gloves and gowns) are worn
  • Handwashing with soap and water or hand sanitizer gel is strictly enforced
  • Visitor restrictions are in place to reduce possible exposure to patients and staff. Current visitor restrictions can be found at OwensboroHealth.org/Visit.
  • All public areas are cleaned throughout the day using hospital-grade disinfectants (all patient rooms, patient care areas and equipment are thoroughly cleaned between patients using appropriate disinfectants. Additional cleaning using bleach products is completed in all rooms and areas occupied by a COVID patient)
  • Patients with COVID-19 are isolated from other patients
  • Patients scheduled for a procedure or surgery are tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours before their procedure. If they test positive, their procedure or surgery is rescheduled for their safety

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