Greater Regional Limits Number of Visitors Due to Patient Safety

In keeping with a commitment to patient safety, Greater Regional in Creston will limit patient visitations in order to minimize potential patient exposure to seasonal influenza and other respiratory viruses. Starting today, the following precautions will take effect until further notice.

  • Visitors at our hospital are limited to two adults per patient room at any time unless there is a special circumstance. Adults are classified as individuals 18 years of age or older and must be in good health. Children are not allowed to visit at this time. Special circumstances apply to end-of-life or critically ill patients.
  • Visitors to the Birthing Center are limited to parents and two adults in good health. In addition, healthy siblings under 18 years of age are allowed.

Greater Regional Health recognizes and appreciates the interest people have in supporting family and friends who are hospitalized. However, these precautionary measures are being taken to provide optimal safety for patients.

The changes in visitation policies at our hospital is in addition to the precautions already taken to guard against the spread of illness. We have hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout their facilities. Visitors should wash their hands before and after visiting a patient and should cough or sneeze into a tissue or shirtsleeve. Again, these precautions are for the safety of hospitalized patients. These changes will remain in place until further notice.