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Beloit Health System Expands Visitor Policy Effective February 16

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Beloit Health System remains here for you during the COVID-19 crisis with an emphasis on providing the very best care for the community. BHS is safe, protected, and available for your medical needs. As a result of a sustained downward trend of COVID-19 hospitalization rates, the health system will be expanding our visitor policy.

Beloit Health System continues to update hours of service based on our most important factor, the well-being of our patients and staff.

Effective February 16, 2021:

  • One support person per non-COVID inpatient hospitalization is permitted (11 am – 8 pm)
  • One support person per Emergency Department or Immediate Care visit is permitted
  • One support person for patients having ambulatory surgery
  • One support person for patients having an outpatient procedure
  • One support person per Critical Intensive Care Unit (CICU) hospitalization is permitted per CICU policy

The following visitor policies remain in place:

  • Pediatric patients: two visitors per hospitalization
  • Pregnant women in labor or newly delivered: one visitor per hospitalization
  • Critical Care/End of Life situations: will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Nursing Supervisor/Unit Director/Physician
  • Clinic: support person permitted if needed for mobility or cognitive issues

Staff and hospital patients are not permitted to provide oversight to visitors who cannot care for themselves. Visitors should refrain from bringing any items (e.g. person, food, beverage, flowers, etc.) to a patient, unless medically necessary. All visitors must be screened at the front entrance and pass a health screening process in order to enter the facility. All visitors and patients will be required to wear a mask.

BHS is taking these actions because the health and safety of you, our patients, and care team remain our top priority during this heightened time of COVID-19. Please use video messaging, FaceTime, Skype, and phone calls to visit with your loved ones in the hospital. If you need assistance, please call our main line at 608.364.5011. Please visit our website for updates and more information.

As public health remains top priority, please continue to:

  • Stay home when possible
  • Wear a mask or face covering that covers both your nose and mouth
  • Practice good hand hygiene, using hand sanitizer or soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Stay home when you feel unwell
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Continue to follow Public Health Guidance