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Visitor policy

Visiting hours: 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. Liberty Hospital and clinics prefers everyone entering to wear a CDC-recommended mask instead of a cloth mask. Surgical masks can be provided.

  • Only visitors free of COVID symptoms or exposure are allowed to visit.
  • Two visitors per patient at a time.
  • One visitor may stay overnight.
  • Clergy are not considered a visitor.
  • Employees visiting patients are considered a visitor.
  • No visitors age 14 and under.

Domestic pet visits are not allowed. Service animals may have restrictions; refer to the pet visitation policy.

Patients having an outpatient procedure may have their essential visitor(s) with them.

Emergency Department patients will be allowed two visitor(s). If the patient is admitted, the visitors may accompany the patient to their inpatient room.

Patients who are COVID-19 positive or are suspected to be positive are allowed to have one visitor for one hour a day except in the following circumstances:

  • Laboring mothers may have one designated healthy visitor throughout their stay. Call The Birthing Center, 816.792.7229 for more information.
  • Patients at end of life will be allowed two symptom-free visitor(s) for a one-hour visit. The visitor(s) must wear specific protective equipment as determined by the healthcare team.

Non-COVID end-of-life patients are allowed two visitors at a time, regardless of time of day.

To enter Liberty Hospital visitors must:

  • Wear masks. All visitors are encouraged to wear a CDC-recommended mask instead of cloth masks. These masks are available at hospital entrances. Other PPE will be provided if needed.
  • Maintain social distance from others while in the facility. Follow maximum capacity signage in elevators, and avoid gathering in waiting rooms, lobbies or entrances.
  • Be in good health. Visitors should complete self-screening at home. They should stay home if having COVID symptoms, awaiting test results or if they have been recently exposed to COVID.
  • Perform hand hygiene before entering and upon leaving our facility and rooms to prevent the spread of virus on high touch surfaces.
  • Be older than age 14. Visitors 14 years of age or younger may not visit (except to seek care for themselves).

We continue to encourage hospital patients to communicate electronically or by phone with loved ones and friends. Video chat, voice and text messaging options are digital alternatives and help our patients and loved ones feel connected. Should patients desire to visit others virtually and lack a device (e.g., smartphone or tablet), please let the patient care team know so we may help you with devices and technical support.


Smoking policy

Liberty Hospital’s entire campus is tobacco-free and vaping-free inside and out. All patients, visitors, employees and physicians must leave the Liberty Hospital campus in order to smoke or vape.

Gifts

Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts, including food or drink, to patients. Please check with the nurse to make sure your gift is appropriate. On the intensive care unit, please check with the unit nurse regarding gifts or flowers for the patient.

No latex policy

Due to latex-related allergies in some of our patients and staff members, Liberty Hospital has adopted a latex-free guideline for all areas of the hospital. As part of this guideline, the hospital does not accept latex balloons for patients, their family members or hospital staff.