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Mena Regional Health Sytem announced a visitor restriction policy today that will be in place until further notice. The notice is below.

 

Infection Prevention Visitor Restriction Policy

 

To protect residents of our community, our patients, and our healthcare workers, the following visitor restriction policy has been implemented beginning March 20, 2020 until further notice.

 

Visitation is restricted to 8:00 am – 7:00 pm using Main Entrance only.

 

Visitation is restricted to one (1) single visitor per day per patient choice, non-transferable. Visitors must stay in the room and not make multiple trips to decrease traffic through the hospital. If you leave the patient care unit, you will not be allowed to reenter.

 

Exceptions to the number of visitor restriction are as follows:

 

Labor/Delivery patients will be allowed a visitor and labor coach during the Labor/Delivery process.

The Post- Partum Unit will allow only one (1) visitor.

 

Senior Behavioral Health unit will not allow visitors at any time.

 

Pediatric patients may have two (2) parents or legal guardians present.

 

Emergency Department will be limited to one (1) visitor of the patient’s choice, is non-transferable, and must stay

in the room and not make multiple trips in and out of the unit.

 

Ambulatory Clinic may have only (1) visitor present. Others must wait outside of clinic.

 

Diagnostic Testing and Therapy (Radiology, Laboratory, and Rehabilitation Therapy) may have only one (1) visitor

accompany the patient. All others must wait outside of facility.

 

All visitors will have their temperature checked prior to entry. Those with fever will not be allowed to enter the premises.

 

Visitors must be healthy and not have any of the following symptoms:

 

     fever

 

     shortness of breath

 

     cough

 

     symptoms of respiratory illness

 

     close contact with someone who has tested positive or is under quarantine for COVID-19 illness.

 

Children under the age of 15 years will not be allowed – no exceptions to age limitations for visiting.

 

Patients in Isolation Precautions will not be allowed visitors at any time. No exceptions.

 

Overnight visitors are required to stay in the patient’s room at all times and not leave the hospital from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am.

 

Exception to this policy will be made for end-of-life clinical situations and approved by the Clinical Director.

 

Comfort Café Cafeteria will be closed to the public until further notice.

 

Mena Regional Health System 

 

3-20-20 2:47 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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