New visitor policies initiated

Last updated: December 23, 2020

At Rio Grande Regional Hospital, we want to provide you and your loved ones with the best healthcare experience possible. We remain diligent in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority.

At this time, we encourage communication through virtual visitation, which is available at our facility. While we understand the importance of in-hospital patients having family members and loved ones by their side, the following visitor policies are necessary in order to best protect patients and those providing care.

Effective December 25, 2020, at 6:00pm, for the safety of our patients, our hospital personnel and for you, Rio Grande Regional Hospital will not be allowing visitors at this time with the exception of:

  • Laboring and postpartum mothers, NICU and pediatric patients are allowed one essential visitor, who can also stay the night.
  • If a patient or family member has an extenuating circumstance, we will work with them to help accommodate their essential visitor needs.
  • These include: emotional well-being, end of life, and patient advocates pre/post surgery.
  • All patients and patient advocates must enter through the Emergency Department doors located on the North side of the hospital

Screening processes are in place for all visitors before entering the facility. Visitors who screen positive will not be allowed to enter the facility. Extenuating circumstances may apply.

All visitors must wear a mask and adhere to the 6 ft. social distancing guidelines for the duration of the visit

Rio Grande Regional Hospital remains focused on preparation efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We appreciate your support in keeping our patients, physicians, colleagues and visitors safe.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.