At Clark Regional Medical Center, 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 we have seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, our current visitor policies have been updated as follows:
- Hours of Visitation: will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Inpatient: 1 Well Visitor at a time. No overnights.
- Outpatient: 1 Well Visitor at a time. Unless Pediatric patient or assistance is needed for patient to navigate or move around the facility.
- Surgery: 1 Well Visitor during Surgery as long as social distancing requirements can be met
- Emergency Department: 1 Well Visitor at a time.
- Obstetrics: 2 Well Visitors.
- Additional exception requests will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the administrator on-call.
Although there are visitor restrictions at our facility, we encourage you to stay in touch with your loved ones! Please consider using alternative methods of communication including phone calls, texts and video chats. We offer free guest Wi-Fi for our patients.
Transitional Care Unit - Family/Significant Other Visitation Plan
Under current State guidance for Medicare Certified Long term Care Facilities, issued November 10, 2020, the decision to reopen resident on-site visitation is based upon the following determinants:
- Clark County, KY has been determined to be in “yellow” (or lower) designated status based upon the State Health Department’s infection rate numbers which permits visitation.
- If the visitor(s) is from a County/State still designated as “red” by the State Health Department, visitation will not be permitted unless the visitor(s) can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the past 48-72 hours.
- If those screening tools are satisfied, the resident will be allowed two (2) visitors at a time from a pre-determined visitor list (no greater than 6 people) developed by the resident or the POA.
- A maximum of a one, one (1) hour visit per day for up to two (2) people, in the following time slots (10A-12P), (3P-5P), and (7P-9P), will be allowed to conform with hospital visitation policy.
- The designated visitor(s) will call the TCU (859-737-6200) to schedule a visit time at least two (2) hours prior to the time they would like to visit. If there is visitation already scheduled during that time, alternate times will be offered.
- Upon entering the hospital, the visitor(s) will have their temperature taken at the Information Desk to be allowed to come back to the TCU.
- The visitor(s) will ring the doorbell at the entrance to the TCU to be allowed into the unit. Upon entering the TCU the resident will again have their temperature taken again and record same on the Visitor Screening Log and answer the associated questions at the counter of the nurses’ station.
- The visitor(s) will be escorted to the resident’s room by a staff member.
- Both the visitor(s) and resident will be required to wear approved face coverings during the visit. Any deviation from this mandated requirement will disqualify the visitor(s) from further visitation.
- During the visit, government mandated social distancing (6 ft.) must be observed at all times. Any deviation from this mandated requirement will disqualify the visitor(s) from further visitation.
- Upon exiting the resident’s room, the visitor will enter their departure time and sign their name in the Visitor Screening Log on the same line they entered their temperature at the start of the visit.
- After the visit, staff will sanitize the chair, table, door handles, lavatory, etc. or other areas that the visitor came into contact with during the visit.
Signage is being posted around the facility notifying visitors and the community of these new restrictions and guidelines.