FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frankfort Regional Medical Center announced on Tuesday that starting August 4th at 7:30 am the visitation policy will change.
Patients (including ER patients) are limited to one (1) adult visitor (age 16+) per day from 7:30 am – 8 pm (no switching out)
- Laboring mothers are allowed two (2) adult visitors (age 16+) for the duration of labor. Care team members including doulas and midwives do not count as a visitor.
- Post-partum patients are limited to two (2) adult visitors (age 16+) during daylight hours (7:30 am – 8 pm) and one (1) adult visitor overnight.
- Neonatal (NICU) and Pediatric patients will be allowed two (2) legal guardians at a time during the day and one legal guardian overnight.
- COVID-19 patients are not allowed visitors for the safety of the patient and visitors with the exception of end-of-life circumstances.
- Patients with disabilities who require assistance because of such disability are allowed one support person per day for the duration of their stay.
- Overnight patients are limited to one adult visitor in the following areas:
- Laboring mothers
- Post-partum patients
- Pre/Post surgery patient advocates
- End of life
- Confused and/or anxious patients
- Designated support person for patients with a disability
Exceptions for any of the above may be made for extenuating circumstances after consultation with the Administrator on Call (AoC).
“I would like to encourage those who have not yet gotten the COVID-19 vaccine to do so as soon as possible,” said Reed Hammond, Chief Executive Officer. “This disturbing trend is largely preventable – across the nation, only 0.1% of vaccinated individuals have tested positive for COVID and only 0.004% require hospitalization. Vaccines are free and offered at sites throughout our community.