Temporary Visitor Guidelines for Baptist Health Paducah
Page updated: 3/29/2023
Effective March 29, 2023 but subject to change based on patient and staff safety related to COVID-19.
We understand these temporary guidelines may be difficult for patients and their loved ones, but Baptist Health Paducah is taking these necessary steps to protect patients and staff.
Visitors must wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when visiting isolated patients to ensure safety during the entire visit.
16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Ambulatory testing and Diagnostic Imaging exams: Patients are now able to bring ONE visitor. Visitors may be asked to wait in areas outside of the department to accommodate social distancing.
- Inpatient (for non-Intensive Care (ICU) patients): Two visitors at a time is allowed between the hours of 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. One overnight visitor is allowed.
- Intensive Care (ICU) patients: Two visitors between the hours of 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Surgery patients: Two visitors may accompany surgery patient
- Emergency department: One visitor may accompany the patient. If the patient is a minor, the patient may be accompanied by two parents or legal guardians. If the patient is a COVID-positive or rule out, the visitor must wear PPE and may not leave the room.
- Pediatric surgery patients: Two visitors may accompany the patient under 18 years of age.
- End-of-life for Non-COVID/Hospice patients: Two family members 24/7.
- Labor & Delivery: Four visitors may accompany the mother to L & D.
- Postpartum: Two visitors are allowed to accompany the mother to Postpartum. The visitors are strongly encouraged to stay in the postpartum room during the entire stay and to minimize time in hallways and common areas. The visitor should wear a mask when in the room with the patient and baby and at all times when leaving the patient room.
- Nursery and NICU: Mother and support person (two bracelet holders).
- Clergy: Clergy visits allowed upon patient/family request, during visiting hours.
Effective 3/24/2023, but subject to change as recommendations evolve.
Visitor restrictions will continue for Baptist Health Medical Group offices and outpatient facilities.
Baptist Health Medical Group, which includes medical offices and Baptist Health Urgent Care locations, will allow one visitor per patient. Both visitors and patients are asked to socially distance and expect to be evaluated for COVID-19.
Masking is now optional at Baptist Health Medical Group Physician offices.