Easing Visitor Restrictions

June 29, 2020

Western Plains Medical Complex Eases Visitor Restrictions

Limited visitation now available for most patients as elective and non-urgent procedures gradually resume

At Western Plains Medical Complex, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.

As current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in our region, effective 6.29.2020, we are easing our visitor policy as follows:

  • Patients will be limited to one WELL visitor per day, including one companion for ambulatory appointments, and one support person for obstetric patients.

  • All visitors must be years of age or older, will be screened upon entry and will be required to wear a mask and armband at all times while in the facility.

  • Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.

  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.

  • We continue to screen everyone who enters our facilities for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.

  • Please utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology, with patients as much as possible.

Our 2nd Floor (Medical Surgical Unit) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will have a visitation time frame of 11 am – 1 pm, and 6 pm – 8 pm.

Please note that visitors are only able to come between one of these time frames, not both.
 

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.