Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and its facilities will lift temporary visitor
restrictions on Monday, June 8.
These were imposed on Saturday, March 14; the date COVID-19 pandemic reached Montana.
"The temporary visitor restrictions have been in place for over 12
weeks,” said Troy Hanson, chief operating officer of MDMH and one
of three incident commanders. “Protecting patients and caregivers
as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic has been a top priority and a critical
component of providing quality care in a safe environment.”
“Together with our governor, community, Ravalli County Public Health
and other entities, we have controlled and managed the spread of COVID-19
throughout the state and in the valley," Hanson said. "These
efforts allowed us to reopen all services on April 30th, and on May 5th,
we began providing elective surgeries.”
“During the reopening phase, we continue to monitor and test the
policies and procedures put in place to care for all patients," he
said."We are confident that our staff and facilities are safe and
understand the importance of visitors to patients."
Visitation will be limited to two people per patient.
In addition, the screening process will continue for all entering MDMH
facilities; this includes a temperature check and hand hygiene.
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