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COVID-19 Information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Testing Criteria

BMH has the capability to do rapid COVID-19 tests, these are as ordered by a provider.

State testing will occur M-F from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. The test will be sent out and someone will contact you within 3 days with your results.

Visitor Policy

Blue Mountain Hospital has the right to change the policy at any time. If you have any questions, please call us at 435-678-3993

For Visitors of patients who are NOT COVID-19 Positive:

  • Visitors under the age of 18 are asked to NOT visit.
  • Patients may have a maximum of two (2) designated visitors throughout their stay, with a maximum of one (1) visitor at a time.
  • Visitors who have cognitive or physical needs and require support to safely arrive at their destination may be allowed help from one companion to enter the facility. Please speak with the front desk upon arrival about specific circumstances.
  • A designated visitor may not switch with other individuals through the course of a hospital stay. For example- if a patient younger than 18 designated their mother and father as visitors, the father may not switch with a grandparent. Any exceptions to these guidelines will require approval through the hospital and medical leadership of BMH.

For Visitors of patients who are COVID-19 POSITIVE, no visitors will be allowed except in the following circumstances:

  • Patients who are younger than 18 may have a maximum of two designated visitors throughout their stay, with a maximum of one designated visitor at a time.
  • Patients who need an adult to keep them safe, may have a maximum of one healthy designated visitor throughout their stay.
  • Mothers in labor may have a maximum of one designated throughout their stay.
  • For patients at end of life, up to four designated visitors will be allowed while in the hospital, two at a time in the patient room. These visitors must be older than 12 and wear specific PPE. As determined by the care team, a maximum of four designated visitors will be allowed for clinical conferences or care planning discussions, with a total of two at the bedside at a time. If circumstances allow, the patient may be taken out to the hogan for family members to visit.

Note: This is at the discretion of clinical teams and visitors may be restricted completely depending on circumstances, or as circumstances change.

As a reminder, to enter Blue Mountain Hospital, all visitors must:

  • Be in good health. We do not allow visitors with any signs of illness, or who have active COVID-19 or a pending COVID-19 test result.
  • Wash hands as the visitor enters the facility, sanitize before entering and after leaving a patients room.
  • Complete a screening at the front entrance. This screening includes a putting on a mask, a temperature scan, and a short series of questions.
  • Maintain physical distance while in the facility. This includes staying 6 feet away from other guests and avoiding gathering in waiting rooms, lobbies, or entrances.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment. All visitors must wear a mask while in the facility. If a visitor does not bring one from home, we will provide one.

Although there are limitations on the number and type of visitors to our hospital and emergency room, we understand that communicating with loved ones and friends is an important part of a patient's healing. We continue to encourage hospital patients to communicate electronically or by phone with loved ones and friends. Video chat, voice and texting are digital alternatives to help patients and loved ones feel connected. Should patients desire to visit others virtually, they can ask the nurse for the information about our guest wi-fi.

OB Patients

OB patients may have a maximum of two designated visitors throughout their stay, with a maximum of one visitor at a time. A first time OB may have her mother and her husband or partner present if desired.

BMH has a dedicated negative pressure room for COVID-19 positive patients. Staff and patient will wear appropriate PPE. Positive stable mothers who have a normal delivery will keep their newborn in their room in an isolette at the patient bedside or in a bassinet six feet away. Mother can wear a mask while nursing or holding newborn.

COVID-19 Positive unstable mothers in active labor will transfer out after delivery. Staff and patient will wear appropriate PPE. If mother is not in active labor, mother will most likely be transferred out. This is at the discretion of the provider.

Swingbed

Due to the length of the patients stay in a swing bed, patients may have a maximum of two visitors per week, with a maximum of one visitor at a time. Two new visitors may switch out and come the following week. Each week may have two new visitors. A week is defined by Sunday - Sunday.

Emergency Room

Patients in Emergency Room may have one (1) designated visitor throughout their stay. If the patient is a minor, there may be two (2) designated visitors.

Patients receiving end of life care in the Emergency Room may have two (2) designated visitors.

Surgery

Patients in the Surgery Department may have one (1) designated visitor who may accompany them to the hospital, but the visitor must remain in the waiting room. A minor child under age 18 may have one (1) parent or guardian accompany the child into the surgery department.

*Exceptions to this policy include visitors of patients receiving special care (i.e. hospice, palliative or end-of-life care) or other special care circumstances.

Any visitors permitted to visit at Blue Mountain Hospital should be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and should not be allowed entry if fever or other symptoms are present.