Loved ones are welcome again.
It’s been a hard year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has faced a number of new challenges as we have worked to protect each other’s health and well-being. Perhaps one of the biggest of those challenges has been separation from others – whether that means forgoing in-person gatherings, grabbing coffee with a friend or visiting a loved one who is receiving care at the hospital.
As we come closer than ever to putting the pandemic behind us, we are pleased to announce that our visitation restrictions are relaxing, and loved ones are welcome again. We know that it has been difficult to be apart from family and friends who are receiving care, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding while restrictions were in place to protect the health of our patients and staff.
We are so pleased to welcome our patients’ loved ones back to the hospital to visit. Our updated visitor policy can be found below.
It’s been a hard year. Let’s make the next one better…together.
At Bluegrass Community Hospital, 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, we are easing our visitor policy as follows:
- Inpatients are allowed two (2) WELL visitors between the hours of 9 am - 9 pm.
- ER patients are limited to one (1) WELL visitor.
- Surgery patients are limited to one (1) WELL visitor in the hospital for the duration of the surgery.
- Outpatients are limited to one (1) WELL visitor, waiting room space permitting.
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to wear a mask and armband at all times while in the facility.
- The following exceptions include:
- Pediatric patients may have two (2) WELL parents or guardians during their hospital stay.
- Patients who are at the end-of-life may have up to two (2) WELL visitors for the length of time cleared by the attending physician.
- Patients with altered mental status, cognitive impairment, developmental delays or disruptive behavior, where a family member is key to their care, may have one (1) WELL visitor.
Signage is being posted around the facility notifying visitors and the community of these new restrictions and guidelines.