Mary Lanning goes back to restricting visitors

Increase in COVID cases blamed
Mary Lanning hospital is reverting to a restricted visitor policy.
Mary Lanning hospital is reverting to a restricted visitor policy.(KSNB)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 12:04 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 12:06 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - One of Central Nebraska’s main hospitals is going back to its spring policy of restricting visitors.

Citing the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases recently, Mary Lanning Healthcare announced Wednesday that the restrictions go into effect immediately and until further notice.

Here are the new patient visitor policies:

  • Inpatient Units: Visitors are limited to one person per patient stay.The person will be designated at admission.The person may leave and re-enter once per day.
  • Emergency Department (ED): One person at discretion of ED staff.
  • Pediatric Unit: Two parents/guardians may visit. They may leave and re-enter once per day.
  • Family Care Center: One approved support person for the duration of labor and delivery. After delivery, one approved visitor who may leave and re-enter a designated area once per day.
  • Surgery: One visitor/guardian may accompany the patient.
  • Behavioral Services Unit: One approved visitor per patient stay during scheduled visiting hours. Visitor designated at admission.
  • Diagnostic Services: No visitors allowed except when the patient has a disability that requires a support person.
  • Visitors must be 19 years and older. A photo ID may be required.
  • All designated visitors will be screened through the North Entrance each time they enter. This includes staff who wish to visit an inpatient.
  • All visitors must wear a face mask for the duration of the visit.

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