Bay Area Hospital Allowing Limited Visitors for Inpatients
Coos Bay, June 12, 2020: Bay Area Hospital has set forth a new policy to allow for limited visitors for patients who are in the hospital. This policy will permit one adult visitor at a time per inpatient in the facility. Visitors should come through the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) entrance on Saturdays and Sundays, and through the new main entrance Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The hospital asks that able-bodied individuals who come to visit park further away from the doors due to our limited entrances in order to allow for those who are unable to walk far without assistance to access the facility. Limited visitors will continue to be screened at hospital entrances, and anyone entering the facility will be required to wear a face mask unless they have a medical reason why they are unable to wear a mask.
Exceptions to the limited visitor policy will be made on an individual basis; generally speaking, Bay Area Hospital will allow for exceptions to the one visitor policy in birth and end of life situations only. At this time, children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit unless there is a special circumstance.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact Kelli Dion, Public Information Officer and Chief Quality Officer at (541) 269- 8185.
Bay Area Hospital improves the health of our community every day and offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services spanning medical, surgical, pediatric, critical care, home health, outpatient and acute psychiatric, oncology, obstetrical, and other specialties.