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Norton Healthcare Política de Visitante

Health Care Mask Requirements

A Kentucky executive order requires patients, visitors and employees to wear masks in patient care facilities such as hospitals and doctors’ offices beyond June 11, 2021. Norton Healthcare requires children ages 2 and older to wear masks in health care settings.

Important Information for All Visitors

  • All visitors must be 18 or older, unless a special exception is granted.
  • When rotating visitors for a patient, anyone not in a patient room is required to the leave the facility.
  • Anyone who is ill is asked to not visit or accompany patients.
  • If a visitor displays unsafe, threatening or aggressive behavior, or impedes care, intentionally or not, appropriate measures will be taken to protect our patients and staff.

Adult Inpatient Facilities

  • All adult hospital inpatients, except those in isolation, may have one visitor at a time, age 18 or older, 24/7.
  • During labor and delivery, maternity patients may have two support persons, ages 18 or older, and a properly credentialed doula.
  • Labor and delivery patients, outside of the delivery, may have two visitors ages 18 or older.
  • For patients in isolation:
    • One designated visitor, age 18 or older, for most isolation patients, including those in COVID-19 isolation.
      • No visitor for patients with COVID-19 who are on “continuous” aerosolizing therapies, including BiPAP and Vapotherm.
    • All visitors must strictly follow personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines and must stay in the patient’s room throughout the visit.
    • All visitors must leave the room during any aerosolizing procedures.

Outpatient Departments and Surgery

One adult visitor, age 18 or older, is allowed per patient.

Emergency Department

One visitor, age 18 or older, per adult patient. Two visitors, ages 18 or older, per pediatric patient.

  • For patients in isolation:
    • One visitor, age 18 or older, for most isolation patients, including those in COVID-19 isolation.
      • No visitor for patients with COVID-19 who are on “continuous” aerosolizing therapies, including BiPAP and Vapotherm.
    • All visitors must strictly follow PPE guidelines and must stay in the patient’s room throughout the visit.
    • All visitors must leave the room during any aerosolizing procedures.

Doctors’ Offices and Outpatient Medical Center Appointments, Including Norton Cancer Institute

One visitor, age 18 or older, per adult patient. Two visitors, ages 18 or older, per pediatric patient.

Norton Children’s Visitor Policy

Inpatient

  • Primary caregivers: Up to two designated primary caregivers for the length of the admission. Primary caregivers must be age 18 or older unless they are the parents/guardians of the patient. Primary caregivers will have their fingerprints registered with the visitor management system so they can access the unit and visit the child at any time.
  • Secondary caregivers: Up to two designated secondary caregivers may visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. for the length of the child’s admission. Secondary caregivers must be age 18 or older.
  • Only two individuals allowed to be at the bedside at any given time.
  • Pediatric patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 may have one designated visitor.
  • One clergy member may be designated for the length of the admission and may visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Caregivers will be required to successfully complete a health screening form daily and receive a visitor’s pass for the day.
  • Compassionate visitation exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outpatient (Emergency/Surgery/Testing)

  • Two visitors may accompany the pediatric patient.
  • No one under age 18 may accompany a patient for outpatient services unless they are the parents/guardians of the patient.

Whether you’re planning a hospital stay or visiting family or friends in the hospital, our goal is to provide you with outstanding care and service. Every member of our team, from our admissions staff to our medical professionals, is committed to your health, well-being and satisfaction.

We’re proud of our reputation for excellence, as reflected by patient surveys and visitor feedback. You can see how Norton Healthcare hospitals and physicians rank against state and national averages in the Norton Healthcare Quality Report.

Norton Healthcare Access Center

(502) 629-1234 or toll-free (888) 4-U-NORTON (486-6786)

By placing one phone call to the Norton Healthcare Access Center, our knowledgeable representatives will quickly and easily help you arrange your health care needs.

The access center can help you with the following services:

  • Refer you to medical specialists in all major fields of medicine.
  • Schedule your appointment for outpatient surgery or diagnostic testing.
  • Provide information about and register you for health-related seminars and classes
  • Refer you to educational materials on a variety of healthcare topics.
  • Give you directions to Norton Healthcare facilities and help you find hotel accommodations.

Norton Healthcare Hospitals

Click on the links below for information about Norton Healthcare’s hospitals. You’ll find directions, important phone numbers and information about hotel accommodations.

Access Center

Contact Norton Healthcare

(502) 629-1234

Or toll-free

(888) 4-U-NORTON (486-6786)

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