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Day Kimball Hospital Visitation Restrictions | Updated

September 1, 2021

Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) continues to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In March 2020, the health system announced the implementation of temporary visitation restrictions to curtail foot traffic at Day Kimball Hospital, and expanded temporary visitation protocols to its Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG) and outpatient sites.

To minimize the continued evolving risks of transmission in the community, DKH is restricting visitors to all Hospital departments and waiting areas. Here is the latest information regarding DKH's visitor restrictions:

  • No visitors for COVID-positive and/or PUI (patients under investigation) patients in any department.
  • Unchanged: Obstetric inpatients will be allowed one designated accompanying adult person, age 18 and up during their stay. Read the full policy here >
  • Pediatric operating room or emergency department patients will be allowed two designated accompanying adults, age 18 and up during their stay.
  • Adult emergency department, Ambulatory Care Unit, or operating room patients will be allowed one accompanying adult (age 18 and up) during their stay.
  • Hospice patients or Comfort Measures Only patients will be allowed visitors one visitor at a time. The restriction of one visitor can be altered at the discretion of clinical staff.
  • Patients with outpatient testing and procedures may be allowed one accompanying adult (age 18 and up).
  • Hematology/Oncology patients may be allowed one accompanying adult (age 18 and up). The restriction of one visitor can be altered at the discretion of clinical staff.
  • Med/Surg and ICU patients are allowed to have one visitor at a time with a time limit of one hour each.
  • For Inpatient Behavioral Health we will continue to restrict visitors; on rare occasions the clinical staff may make alterations.
  • Exceptions will also be considered for individuals with developmental, physical, mental and/or other disabilities.

All visitors will continue to be screened for risk factors of COVID-19. All visitors will continue to be required to wear a face covering at all times while they are in the hospital. If a visitor has high risk factors or shows symptoms of illness we will ask that an alternate visitor be identified, as this person will not be allowed in the hospital or clinical settings.

In very limited circumstances, exceptions may be made to this visiting policy at the discretion of medical and/or nursing leadership. These temporary accompaniment restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

DKH understands these measures may create a significant hardship for both patients and families. However, DKH believes that at this time this is the best way to protect the vulnerable patients who have trusted DKH with their care.

DKH recognizes that interacting with friends and family can be helpful to the healing process and strongly encourages everyone to utilize other forms of support for their loved ones, such as phone calls, video chats on cell phones or other mobile devices.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to make patient health and safety our top priority. 

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