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Butler Health System Announces Visitation Restrictions

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  • Written By: Dylan Anderson

Butler Health System Announces Visitation Restrictions:

Due to the emerging COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, BHS has announced the following visitation restrictions at Butler Memorial Hospital. Restrictions take effect Monday, March 16 at 8:00 pm.

FOR THE SAFTEY OF PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, NO VISITORS ARE PERMITTED AT BUTLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

Butler Memorial Hospital continues to be fully operational and under normal operations, including inpatients and outpatients. The following visitor exceptions apply:

SURGERY:

Because surgical patients require a driver, one (1) person may accompany any patient having an outpatient surgical procedure. This person will be directed into a specific waiting area in the hospital and may stay until briefed by the surgeon after completion of the case.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

If you are with a patient seeking emergency care, the hospital will obtain your phone number and call you when the patient’s Emergency Department visit is complete. You may wait in a hospital parking lot or at an off-site location of your choice.

OUTPATIENT:

One (1) person may accompany a patient receiving outpatient care if that person is necessary for the patient to be assisted and receive care safely.

MATERNITY:

Mothers having a baby may be accompanied by one (1) person.

END OF LIFE CARE:

Visitors may be permitted.

Visitors meeting one of the above exceptions will be stopped at the hospital entrance, be screened for symptoms, be given an identification badge, and be directed to the permitted area of the hospital.

Butler Health System respectfully asks for your full cooperation. The COVID-19 pandemic is best handled through limiting exposure for everyone, and preventing transmission of the disease. These restrictions are in place to protect patients, hospital staff, and the community at large.

*These restrictions will be put into place immediately if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 anywhere in Butler County or the surrounding area.