Beginning Wednesday, July 7th, Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) will implement changes to the temporary visitor policy put in place.
Non-COVID 19 admitted patients of BBGH may now have two visitors, including minors age 14 and older, at a time and the visitors may be a different person throughout the day. Arrangements may be made for end-of-life patients.
Non-COVID 19 emergency room patients of BBGH may have one adult accompany them. Infants that are six months and younger may accompany their parent/guardian, as long as the infant can remain in a baby carrier.
COVID-19 patients admitted to BBGH may have one fully vaccinated adult visitor for the entire duration of their admission. The visitor must remain the same individual throughout the entire period. Arrangements may be made for end-of-life patients.
All visitors must enter through the emergency room entrance between 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM Monday through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. The reason for this is to ensure visitors are being screened upon entrance to the hospital and are wearing a mask. The emergency room entrance is off of Box Butte Ave. on the West side of the hospital.
Patients with an appointment at the Greater Nebraska Medical and Surgical Services (GNMSS) clinic, radiology, laboratory, and specialty clinic may have one adult and up to two children and one infant six months of age or younger accompany them. Children may not be left unattended in waiting rooms.
Surgery patients may have one adult visitor and an infant six months or younger in an infant seat accompany them.