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Following recommendations from the CDC and Indiana State Department of Health, GCGH has suspended visitation. In addition:
1. Both cafeteria entrances are closed. The emergency department and main lobby entrances will be the only entrance points to the hospital. The main lobby is open Monday’s and Friday’s from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Emergency Department entrance is open 24 hours 7 days a week.

2. The CDC is recommending that no one shake hands, hug others, or engage in non-essential physical contact.

3. The CDC recommends proper hand hygiene including washing hands or using hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content.

4. Governor Holcomb has recommended that individuals over 60 years of age or those with a known underlying health issue such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease should limit their public exposure.

5. The ISDH recommends staying home in self-isolation unless there is a serious medical situation requiring attention.

Thank you for understanding and following our visitor restrictions. The safety of our employees and patients is our first priority.

For more information and updates visit the CDC website and the ISDH website.

Patient Visitation 812-847-2281

If not under visitor restriction or suspension, all patients have the right to visitation except as outlined below.

  • Visitation is supported as follows:
    • Patients have the right to select who may or may not visit them regardless of whether or not that person is legally related to the patient.
    • Patients and/or their representatives will be fully informed of their visitation rights on admission including any clinical restrictions or care whenever possible and when he/she is informed of their patient rights.
    • Visitors will not be restricted based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability
    • Clinical restrictions and limitation decisions will be based on the health and safety of the visitors and patients.
  • Visitation may be restricted under the following clinically necessary and/or reasonable circumstances:
    • Patient is undergoing care interventions;
    • Presence of infection control issues;
    • Visitation may interfere with the care of other patients;
    • Existence of court orders restricting contact (of which the hospital is aware);
    • Disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind;
    • Patient need for privacy or rest;
    • Need for limitation of the number of visitors during a specific time;
    • Need for minimum age requirements for child visitors.

When someone is sick or in the hospital, a visit can help cheer them up. But it’s also important to remember that when someone is sick, they may not be in the mood to see many people. So it’s a good idea to be sensitive to a patient’s needs



References: Federal Register Vol 75, #223, 482.13 and 485.635
Original: 1977
Revised: 1993, 08/99, 07/02, 05/05, 11/08, 02/12

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