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Visitor Guidelines

Keeping our patients and employees safe is a top priority.

Effective noon Friday, March 20, Lake Regional Health System will restrict all visitors. Exceptions will be made for the following patients:

  • Pediatric patients (1 visitor)
  • Family Birth Center patients (1 visitor)
  • End-of-life circumstances (patient’s care team will discuss with their family)

All other visitors will be asked to leave the hospital. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the best ways to contain the spread of illness in our community.

Additional Visitor Guidelines

  • All visitors must be 18 years or older.
  • Visitor badge must be worn and visible at all times.
  • One overnight guest will be allowed in the Family Birth Center and for pediatric patients.

As always, please follow our regularly enforced visitor regulations as indicated below.

  • Visitors may not smoke on hospital grounds.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately. Shirts and shoes are required.
  • Visitors should avoid unnecessary noise.
  • People with colds, sore throats or other contagious diseases should not visit patients. This is for the safety of your loved one.
  • To ensure the privacy of our patients, visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests, treatments or physician consultations.

Family Birth Center

The significant other is welcome at all times, unless special circumstances make this unsafe for the mother or baby. Only one visitor per patient allowed through 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only one overnight guest per patient. Currently, no children are allowed. For patient and staff safety, visitors who have been given authorization to stay after visiting hours must register and get a visitor's badge at the Women's and Children's Unit front desk.

Intensive Care Unit

The ICU allows visits between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The number of visitors currently allowed is two. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed. Visitors are asked to remain in the patient's room during visits. Cellphone use should be limited while in the room, and cellphones are not to be used in the hallways. On occasion, visitors may be asked to go to the waiting area during a test or procedure. Unit doors also may be closed for patient safety as needed. Food brought from outside should be approved with a nurse first.

Med/Surg

Currently, only 2 visitors per patient are allowed during visiting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Visitors must be 18 years or older and wear a visitors badge at all times.

Pediatrics

Parents are encouraged to stay with children whenever possible.

Progressive Care Unit

Currently, only 2 visitors per patient are allowed during visiting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Visitors must be 18 years or older and wear a visitors badge at all times.

Skilled Nursing Facility

No visitors will be allowed in the Skilled Nursing Facility as of March, 14.

Lake Regional follows policies and procedures as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Closing the Skilled Nursing Facility to visitors is a precautionary measure recommended by the CDC, CMS and State of Missouri.

Women's and Children's Unit

Only two visitors per patient allowed through 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only one overnight guest per patient. Currently, no children are allowed. For patient and staff safety, visitors who have been given authorization to stay after visiting hours must register and get a visitor's badge at the Women's and Children's Unit front desk.

Overnight Guest Guidelines

Because of our limited space, please plan to spend the night only if your loved one is a pediatric patient or critically ill. If you provide a phone number, the nursing staff will contact you if the patient's condition changes. Also, you are welcome to call during the night to ask the nurse for updates on your relative's condition. Remember to have the passcode available.

Staying Overnight in a Visitor Lounge:

  • Overnight guests must be 18 or older.
  • Please limit guests to one family member.
  • Obtain a visitor pass from nursing staff.
  • No personal linens or electric appliances.

Public Restrooms

Visitors are encouraged to use the public restrooms throughout the hospital. Bathrooms in patient rooms are reserved for patients to protect their health. To locate a restroom, please ask a staff member.

Cellphones

Cellphones are prohibited in areas where telemetry is in use. Signs are posted in applicable locations throughout the hospital.

Contact Us

Lake Regional Health System
54 Hospital Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573.348.8000
info@lakeregional.com