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Visitor restrictions beginning March 24

At Banner Health, our priority is to keep you and your loved ones healthy.

To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no longer be allowed in Banner hospitals or clinics starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 24.

We understand this will be challenging, but we’re committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, our health care workers and the community.

There are three exceptions to the visitor restriction:

  • Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have one adult visitor with them.
  • Laboring mothers may have one support person with them. 
  • 1 support person to those that require a guardian such as elderly needing assistance.
Because we understand the importance of engaging with your loved ones, we highly encourage phone calls, FaceTime or video chats to stay in touch during this time.

More information and additional resources:
Thank you for entrusting us with your health and for being the most important part of what we do. 

We are currently cancelling all elective surgeries; however, we continue to have 24/7 surgeon coverage and will do emergency surgeries that would be normally performed at our facility.
Effective March 27th all pt must use the emergency room entrance to enter our facility and will be screened. Deliveries such as UPS FedEx, etc. will continue to come through their normal entrance but will be screened. Employees will use a separate entrance and will be screened.
What About Testing?

Banner (Platte County Memorial Hospital) does have tests. Please call before you go see them so you don’t expose others. They can screen you over the phone for symptoms and the criteria that is required for testing. They will guide you from there. If you are sick (with anything) stay home unless you are having a TRUE medical emergency.
Don’t be misinformed.

From Banner: If you believe you are exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19 it is recommended you first contact your medical provider.

Platte County Memorial Hospital has the ability to test and has test kits available for patients exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19. CDC guidelines and protocols require limiting testing strictly to patients who exhibit a specific criteria. You can learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html