Media Release – Nevada Hospitals Resume Visitation for Patients
Contact: Amy E. Shogren, Director of Communications
Nevada Hospitals Resume Visitation for Patients
Friends and family of non-COVID-19 patients can visit a loved one when hospitalized
May 28, 2020 – NEVADA – Members of the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) will begin resuming limited visitation policies today for non-COVID-19 patients. Friends and family will be able to visit a loved one when hospitalized which can be an important part of the recovery process.
“As we continue to see a decline in COVID-19 patients and move into Phase 2 of Governor Sisolak’s Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery, Nevada hospitals are beginning to allow visitors for non-COVID-19 patients with limitations,” Bill M. Welch, president and CEO of the Nevada Hospital Association, said. “Extra safety measures have been put in place to protect patients, visitors and healthcare workers.”
Additional enhanced safety measures are in place for visitors and may include:
- Wearing a mask at all times
- Observing hand hygiene practices
- Conducting health screenings upon each entry
- Limiting the number of visitors
- Limiting visiting hours
- Implementing strict social distancing protocols
Each NHA member will disseminate communications outlining its policies, and some facilities or health systems may implement additional safety measures. Interested parties should contact the hospital for details of its visitation program.
About the NHA
The Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) is a not-for-profit, statewide trade association representing Nevada’s acute care hospitals along with psychiatric, rehabilitation and other specialty hospitals. Allied with the American Hospital Association, the NHA is an independent organization headquartered in Reno, Nev.