Flaget Memorial Hospital Adopts No Visitor Policy Due to Concerns about Coronavirus - Archived


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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (March 26, 2020) – Effective Tuesday, March 24, Flaget Memorial Hospital has implemented a highly restrictive visitation policy designed to protect our patients, staff and community.

These changes will allow Flaget Memorial Hospital to continue in the spirit of service to our community that have long been a part of our heritage.

The following changes will be in effect at Flaget.

  • Elective outpatient procedures will be rescheduled.
  • No visitors will be allowed in the hospital.
  • One visitor for labor and delivery (birthing partner) in the maternity unit.
  • One visitor allowed for end-of-life care.
  • One parent or guardian will be allowed for patients under age 18.
  • Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Personal belongings will be limited to those essential for the hospitalization.
  • All employees and health care providers will be screened at designated entrances of the hospitals.

During this time, visitors may want to consider alternative communication options with patients in the hospital, such as phone, Facetime, Skype, text or email.

The zero visitor policy also applies to visits to providers with CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group and the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers, with some exceptions. CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group and the cancer care centers continue to care for patients in offices and clinics. Exceptions will be made for a parent or guardian for a patient under age 18 or for patients who require assistance. If you have an appointment, please check with your provider before leaving home for any special instructions. Patients should contact their regular health care provider by phone first if they are experiencing symptoms like cough, low-grade fever or other respiratory issues.

CHI Saint Joseph Health understands this change in policy may be difficult for families, but it is imperative we take additional precautions to keep our patients and community safe during this global pandemic.

For more information on how to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/novel-coronavirus.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, KY. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information:
Mary Branham, Director, Communications
P: 859.313.2642
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Publish Date: 

Thursday, March 26, 2020