The safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and our community is our highest priority. To safeguard during COVID-19, our Visitation Policy is currently at Tier 1 Restrictions.
If you are visiting the Emergency Room, Clinical Decision Unit, Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery areas you will be required to follow these policies:
- Patients are permitted to have visitors throughout their stay during the designated visiting hours of 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Visitors may visit patient simultaneously.
- Visitors are asked to self-screen upon entering the building and should leave if screening indicates the potential for a COVID 19 infection.
- Visitors must stay in the patient’s room as much as possible while in the facility.
- Designated visitors for obstetrical and pediatric patients and patients with cognitive impairment are allowed to visit outside of designated visiting hours.
- Visitors must always wear a procedure mask while in the hospital.
- Please do not visit the hospital if you have symptoms of the flu or COVID-19 unless you have been instructed by your physician. (Symptoms include fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose or sore throat, trouble breathing, loss of senses taste and smell.)
- Visitors under 12 will not be allowed with the exception of household members
- Newman Regional Health follows CDC, KDHE and Lyon County Public Health guidelines.
If you are visiting the hospital’s outpatient diagnostic and physician offices you will be required to follow these policies:
Patients are permitted to have individuals accompany them.
Individuals screening positive will not be allowed to accompany the patient and will be asked to leave their cell phone number and wait in their car while staff assists the patient. Staff will call the individual after the visit and will deliver the patient to the appropriate entrance for pickup.
An individual accompanying a patient who screens negative must wear a mask until leaving the hospital or clinic entrances.
Designated waiting areas within each outpatient service area will be provided for children who cannot be left at home alone safely and must accompany a parent to an outpatient visit.
COVID-19 confirmed, probable, symptomatic or PUI visitors and patients will be required to follow these policies:
- Confirmed, probable or symptomatic visitors are not allowed, except if the patient is in an end of life situation. End-of-life visitation is allowed for a limited period of time, generally not to exceed 1 hour. Visitor must visit alone and wear a procedure mask at all times.
- Visitation of a confirmed, probable or PUI COVID patient is limited to two (2) designated visitors per day for a limited period, generally not to exceed 1 hour. Visitation times must be coordinated with the patient care team. While visiting patients, visitors are required to wear appropriate PPE, including a surgical mask, eye protection, gown, and gloves. If the patient is receiving an aerosolizing treatment, visitors are required to wear a N95/KN95, gown, and gloves.
- Visitation of a confirmed, probable or PUI COVID pediatric or obstetrical patient requires Infection Prevention review and approval.
- PPE for visitors of a confirmed, probable or PUI COVID patient will be located in the CRN office. Visitors will be asked to sign the informed consent form, Consent to Visit COVID Positive Patient.
- Visitors under 12 will not be allowed with the exception of household members.