The hospitals of the Valley Health System are expanding their visitation policies to allow one-person inpatient visits. This decision was made after Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the second phase of the Road to Recovery plan.
Karla Perez, regional vice president of the Valley Health System, says the hospitals will now allow inpatient visits from noon to 8 pm every day in the nursing units, except for patients confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.
“Our community has done an excellent job of slowing the spread and flattening the curve, and we have seen a continued decrease in patients hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus,” said Perez. “At this time, we feel we can expand our visitation policy to benefit our inpatients.”
Visitation is limited to one visitor at a time. We ask that additional visitors remain in their vehicles or coordinate a visitation time with family members to reduce large gatherings in the lobbies. All visitors must bring and wear a mask or face covering, undergo a health and travel screening, be at least age 18 or older and provide the room number of the person they plan to visit.
Our safety and sanitizing protocols include screening temperature checks, health and travel questions asked at entry points before anyone is allowed to enter the hospital, deep cleaning and disinfection and appropriate social distancing. Sanitizing protocols are enhanced through the use of UV light sterilization.
“Our number one priority is to provide a high-quality health experience where our patients feel protected throughout their visit, whether it’s an emergency, surgical procedure or inpatient visit,” said Perez. “If anyone has questions, I encourage them to speak with their care team so they understand what is happening on the front lines and behind the scenes to keep them safe.”