(Last updated 4/18/2022)
Our goal at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is to provide the safest space possible for patients to receive care, and for employees to be able to work. We review the current impact on COVID-19 on the facility and community daily, and we will make changes to visitation based upon that review.
Based on the current COVID-19 numbers in the community, and at the hospital we will be expanding visitation as of March 11, 2022.
All visitors 2+ years of age are required to wear a mask while at HRMC (face shields do not count as a mask, but can be worn in addition to a mask). HRMC does not accept provider notes, work notes, or any other type of documentation that states a visitor does not have to wear a mask, or can wear an alternative. A mask is required for visitors at all times.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center understands the value of family support for patients, however, the safety of patients and staff requires us to make changes to our visitation policy.
The best way to help support your loved ones and the healthcare workers who are diligently caring for them is to wear your mask, practice good hand hygiene, exercise social distancing, don’t participate in groups larger than 10 people and support guidelines endorsed by the Reno County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Centers for Disease Control.
Effective April 18, 2022, HRMC will be changing the screening process for our visitors and patients.
Why are we doing this?
Based on current Reno county Covid incident numbers, and the fact that Covid cases continue to decline in our area, patients and visitors will no longer be required to be screened using the automatic screeners.
Beginning Monday, signs will be posted at the main entrance asking three questions:
If a visitor answers yes to any of the questions they will not be permitted in the building.
If a patient answers yes to any of the questions, the treating department or office will be notified by the screener or registration clerk on duty. The patient will be directed to go immediately to their appointment. Patients will be pre-screened whenever feasible.
MASKS WILL STILL BE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE IN THE FACILITY.
We are currently working on changes in the screening process for staff, volunteers, students, and medical staff. This information will be sent out soon.
If you have any questions about these changes, please direct questions or concerns to the Infection Prevention office at 620-513-3992.