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Normal visitation returns for non-COVID patients at Premier Health

Miami Valley Hospital
Joshua Chenault
Premier Health hospitals include Atrium Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital North, Miami Valley Hospital South, and Upper Valley Medical Center.

In a press release, Premier Health announced effective immediately, they are returning to normal visitation for non-COVID patients. This includes patients in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department settings who have not been diagnosed with COVID-19. Masks are still required by visitors. The announcement comes after seeing a steep decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Also, Premier Health now has guidelines in place for patients who test positive for COVID:

  • Patients who are positive for COVID-19 are allowed one visitor at a time.
  • NICU infants who test positive for COVID-19 are allowed two visitors at a time.
  • Patients who are positive for COVID-19 and who are in labor will be allowed two support persons.

For more on Premier Health’s visitor guidelines, click here.

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