Oct 22, 2021 12:25 PM

Box Butte General Hospital updates virus visitor policy

Posted Oct 22, 2021 12:25 PM

Alliance - Beginning Friday, October 22, Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) will implement changes to the temporary visitor policy put in place.

Due to the continued community-related COVID-19 exposures, and in an effort to protect patients, visitors and staff, we have revised our visitor policy for the Emergency Room and Inpatient (PCU) departments. There will be no visitors permitted for COVID-19 patients and one designated adult visitor for non-COVID-19 patients.

Patients with an appointment at the Greater Nebraska Medical and Surgical Services (GNMSS) clinic, rehab, radiology, laboratory, and specialty clinic may have one adult and up to two children and one infant six months of age or younger accompany them. Children may not be left unattended in waiting rooms.

There are no changes to the Wellness Center.

The health and safety of our patients, staff, and visitors is a top priority at BBGH. We understand how important the support of loved ones and friends is to patients during their hospital stay. However, COVID-19 requires us to temporarily adjust our visitor policy in order to keep our patients, staff, and visitors safe from infection.

We continue to implement vigorous policies and procedures to address COVID-19 and are following all governmental recommendations as well. If you have any questions about the updated visitor policy, please ask a member of the patient’s healthcare team. Thank you for your understanding and for adhering to these policies to help us keep our patients, families, staff, and visitors protected and healthy during this time.