Mercy Hospital Logan County Loosens Visitor Restrictions

July 28, 2020

Mercy Hospital Logan County has adopted leading industry protocols to ensure the highest quality and safety standards that keep our patients, co-workers and visitors as safe as possible while on our campus. Although Mercy still encourages limited visitation to keep unnecessary interaction at a minimum, Mercy Hospital Logan County is revising its visitation policies, as well as campus guidelines in certain areas.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as Mercy’s response evolves and various protocols are updated. Ultimately, the goal is to maintain the safest environment possible for our patients and co-workers.

Please review the following guidelines, which were effective July 28, 2020:

Campus Guidelines 

  • All individuals entering the Mercy Hospital Logan County campus will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. Campus patient representatives are required to wear face masks at all times. Patient representatives are encouraged to bring their own masks with them, in addition to practicing proper hand hygiene.
  • After being screened, patient representatives will receive a visitor wristband.  
  • The Mercy Hospital Logan County cafeteria is closed to visitors.
  • Furniture has been spaced at appropriate distances throughout the campus. Individuals are asked not to congregate in groups in common areas. Patient representatives should remain with their loved one during their visit and not walk about the facility.

Visitation:

  • Inpatient Care – Adult
    •  1 Patient Representative for their current hospitalization
    • Inpatient visiting hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Outpatient Procedures
    • 1 Patient Representative
  • ·Emergency Department
    • 1 Patient Representative
  • Patient representatives must be 16 years of age or older
  • Visitors are to remain in the patient’s room while visiting the hospital and not wander through the facility. 

Visitor exceptions:

  • Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 or Patients who are positive for COVID-19
    • No visitors
  • Pediatric Patients
    • 2 Patient Representatives (Guardian/Parent)
    • *Designated patient representative may not switch once approved by the Charge Nurse

Clinic Visitor Restrictions

  • One visitor 18 or older per clinic patient.
  • Those serving as interpreters or acting as health care power of attorney are not considered visitors and are welcome in our clinics.
  • Young children may also accompany parents/guardians if childcare isn’t available.

Mercy will continue to maintain rigorous cleaning protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Contact

Meredith Huggins
Guthrie, Kingfisher, Oklahoma City
Phone: 405-936-5766