Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect at Meeker Memorial Hospital

To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the outbreak of COVID-19, Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics will be implementing temporary visitor restrictions.

“Effective immediately, we are no longer allowing visitors at Meeker Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. Deb Peterson, Meeker Memorial’s Chief Medical Officer. “After careful consideration, we made this difficult choice because our top priority must be the safety of our patients, staff and communities.”

Visitors impacted by this policy include patient’s family and friends, students and non-essential contracted vendors. Exceptions will be made for patient family members under special circumstances such as unstable/critically ill patients, parents of minors, end of life patients. Expectant mothers who are admitted to our Childbirth Center will be allowed one adult visitor.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics will take additional steps to help control the spread of COVID-19, as necessary. We understand that interacting with friends and family can be helpful to the healing process and strongly encourage patients to connect with family members through other forms of communication, such as phone calls and video chats on cell phones or other mobile devices.

If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, please call your provider to speak with a triage nurse. This will ensure that you will be directed to the correct source of care.