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Gunnison Valley Health Announces Changes to Hospital Visitor Policy

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We are thrilled to announce changes to our hospital visitor policy. These changes are possible due to a continued decrease in community spread of COVID-19 and the success of our infection prevention procedures.

Note: These changes do not apply to the Senior Care Center or Assisted Living facility.

Effective February 25, 2022:

  • All visitors are required to be screened prior to entry and wear a face covering, preferably a hospital-grade mask which will be provided upon request.
  • There are no defined visiting hours; however, visitation may be restricted based on the criteria set forth in the Gunnison Valley Health visitor policy.
  • Any visitor under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Department differences:
    • Patient Care Unit: limited to three (3) visitors at one time.
    • Emergency Department: limited to one (1) visitor at a time.
    • Surgical Services: limited to one (1) visitor at a time.
    • Family Birth Center: Visitors to the OB department shall be screened according to their health status, to the patient’s desires, and nursing discretion according to the care needs of the patient.
  • Pediatrics: There are no visiting hours enforced for the parents, legal guardian(s) or designee of pediatric patients. The discretion of the attending provider and nursing staff must be used.
  • End-of-Life: A physician overseeing end-of-life care may choose to make exceptions to the rules of this policy, if it is deemed appropriate for the well-being of the patient.

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