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HCA Midwest Health to control visitor access

Protecting patients leads to stricter policies
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Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 10:33:43-04

KANSAS CITY , Mo. — HCA Midwest Health will restrict access at its facilities to protect patients, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff.

The new rules begin Tuesday, according to a news release from the company.

HCA Midwest Health will restrict all non-essential visitors.

They will allow the following:

  • One dedicated parent/caregiver for pediatric or mentally disabled patients who cannot be left alone.
  • One dedicated partner for active labor/delivery patients during delivery only.
  • One dedicated caregiver/driver for outpatient surgery patients.
  • One dedicated family member for end-of-life care.

Anyone who is granted an exception and tests positive for coronavirus will not be allowed in any hospitals.