Published on June 10, 2020

LMH Health expanding visitation at hospital and clinics

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patients and staff. We also know how much visitors mean to our patients and understand the importance of connecting with loved ones. Our community has seen low infection rates, thanks to the efforts of our residents. With that in mind, LMH Health is expanding visitation at our hospital and clinics, effective Friday, June 12.

We will also welcome:

  • Visiting hours are from 1-4 p.m. daily for patients on the second and third floors, including those in our medical, post-surgical and ICU units. Patients under investigation or diagnosed with COVID-19 will not be permitted any visitors.
  • One support person for patients undergoing outpatient procedures and surgeries.
  • One support person per patient in the Emergency Department.
  • One support person per patient in our clinics, as long as the individual meets hand hygiene and mask requirements.
  • One parent or guardian for pediatric patients.
  • One support person for critically ill patients who may be at the end of life.
  • Very rare exceptions to our visitor policy may be made in extenuating circumstances, as determined by the director and provider.
  • Due to the unique nature of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit or Transitional Care Unit on the 4th floor, we are unable to welcome visitors at this time.
  • We will continue to welcome one support person for labor and delivery patients, as well as one support person for patients with disabilities or impairments warranting assistance.

You can help us keep our community safe. Please remember to bring your mask and wear it at all times (if needed, we’ll provide you with one when you enter the hospital). Please also know that a team member will greet you at the door for a temperature check and quick screening. Finally, be mindful of social distancing guidelines, both for your safety and the safety of our staff.

We encourage you to connect with loved ones by electronic means whenever possible. Many phones, tablets and computers have free, easy ways to communicate with your via video, voice or text. Inpatients can use one of our iPads to connect with their loved ones during their stay.

Our response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, and we may change our visitor policies in the future based on guidance from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, the KDHE and CDC. Thank you for your hard work keeping the community safe and for your patience as we navigate these new procedures.


Media Inquiries

For media inquiries related to LMH Health contact:
Amy Northrop, Director of Communication
Phone: 785-505-2931
Email: Amy.Northrop@lmh.org

COVID-19 Safety

Keeping you safe is our top priority

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider or local health department. If you need emergency care, our Emergency Department is open to care for you.

Visitor hours and policies at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and LMH Health clinics may change as we continue to monitor the virus in our community.

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LMH Health expanding visitation at hospital and clinics