Visitation Policy During Reopening:

Emergency Room, Clinical Decision Unit, Hospital Inpatient and Outpartient Surgery

To help ensure a healthy and safe environment for patients, staff and our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitation will be limited. Virtual visitation will continue to be encouraged.

Policy:

  • Patients are permitted to have up to two (2) designated visitors during visitation hours throughout their stay. Visitation is limited to 1 visitor at a time with the exception of obstetrical and pediatric patients.
  • Visitors must be screened upon entering the building and may be asked to leave if screening indicates the potential for a COVID 19 infection.
  • Visitors must sign in and out. They will be issued a visitation pass.
  • Visitors must stay in the patient’s room as much as possible while in the facility.
  • Visits will be limited to 30 minutes per visitor between 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. visiting hours. Designated visitors for obstetrical and pediatric patients are excluded from the restricted visiting hours and the 30 minute limitation.
  • Visitor(s) will be selected by the patient, the patient’s decision maker, or appropriate hospital staff if a decision maker is not available. Visitors must wear a procedure or cloth mask at all times while in the hospital as determined by the circumstances described below.
  • Visitation by confirmed, probable or symptomatic persons is not allowed, except if the patient is in an end of life situation. Visitor must visit alone and wear a procedure mask at all times.
  • Visitation of a confirmed, probable or PUI COVID patient is only allowed in an end of life situation and requires visitors to wear appropriate PPE while visiting the Patient.
  • Visitors under 18 will not be allowed.

Hospital Outpatient, Diagnostic, and Physician Office Visits

To help ensure a healthy and safe environment for patients, staff and our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will not be allowed in these locations.

An attendant may accompany a patient with a demonstrated need, such as patients who are minors or those with cognitive or physical limitations.

  • Attendants 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 assist the patient. Staff will call the attendant after the visit and will deliver the patient to the appropriate entrance for pickup. Staff must wear appropriate transport PPE.
  • Attendants screening negative will be given a “Pass” and must wear a cloth 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.

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
620-343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801