New visitor policies initiated
Last updated: March 4, 2021
At Valley Regional Medical Center, we want to provide you and your loved ones with the best healthcare experience possible. We remain diligent in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority.
At this time, we encourage family members to stay in touch with their loved ones virtually to stay connected from a distance. While we understand the importance of in-hospital patients having family members and loved ones by their side, the following visitor policy are necessary in order to best protect patients and those providing care.
- One designated visitor is allowed to be with each patient during visiting hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
- This excludes patients with isolation precautions and/or isolated for potential or positive COVID.
- Additionally, the following patients are permitted one designated visitor at all times and the designated visitor may stay overnight with the patient as needed:
- Laboring mothers
- Pediatric patients
- Emergency Department patients
- Patients in a critical state at end of life
COVID safety screening
All approved visitors:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Will be screened for temperature, COVID-19 symptoms, possible exposure and recent travel history
- Must bring a facemask to wear at all times while in the hospital, and
- Observe all hospital protocol and appropriate social distancing.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and support.
Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.