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Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Allowing More Visitations

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville says it will soon be allowing more visitors at the hospital than in recent weeks.

Posted: Oct 1, 2021 2:58 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2021 3:08 PM

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville in Madisonville, Kentucky, will soon be allowing some visitors.

The hospital updated its visitation guidelines on Friday. The new visitation guidelines will go into effect on Monday, Oct. 4.

Visitation hours will be from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors can enter through the Emergency Room after 6:00 p.m.

While some visitations are still restricted or limited, the change in guidelines comes after the hospital ceased most visitations entirely back on Aug. 25.

You can view the full visitation guidelines via Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville below:

  • Med/Surg patients: One visitor at a time, limit of two per calendar day.
  • COVID end-of-life patients: One visitor for 15 minutes. Visit will be pre-arranged and all PPE requirements must be met.
  • Emergency Department: One person may accompany the patient unless they are placed in split-flow or are COVID suspect.
  • Mother-Baby/Labor & Delivery- One visitor/support person.
  • NICU- Two visitors/support persons per baby.
  • Sports Medicine- One caregiver present if needed at facility discretion.
  • Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center- One visitor in clinic, one essential visitor in infusion and radiation therapy with approval of director.
  • Critical Care- No visitors at this time.
  • No visitors with patients who are receiving routine tests.
  • Behavioral Health patients: No visitors except at the request of the psychiatrist.
  • Medical Group Physician Offices and Clinic sites: One visitor only for all visits.
  • No children under the age of 16 are allowed to visit at this time.
  • Waiting rooms and lobbies remain closed.

All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times and will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entry.

The hospital says that exceptions for visitations in end-of-life scenarios may be made at the unit director's discretion.

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