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Temporary Visitation Restrictions are in place to minimize potential virus exposure.

Effective immediately we will restrict visitation as follows: 

  • Adult Inpatients will not be allowed visitors at Butler, Kent, and Women & Infants hospitals.
  • Obstetric Inpatients will be allowed one designated support person during their stay, and a pre-designated doula while in labor, if applicable.
  • NICU patients will be allowed only two designated support persons during their stay.
  • Emergency Department patients will be allowed only one accompanying adult and that person’s duration of stay in patient areas will be limited.
Only persons essential to patient mobility, and/or comprehension will be allowed to accompany patients into diagnostic imaging, laboratory and ambulatory/outpatient service areas of the hospital. In very limited circumstances, exceptions may be made to this visiting policy at the discretion of medical and/or nursing leadership.


We understand this policy will represent a significant hardship for both patients and families. We do not take this lightly. However, we believe that at this point in time - with the presently evolving risks of transmission in the community - this is the best way to protect the vulnerable patients who have trusted us with their care. 

Thank you for understanding and for joining us in making patient health your top priority.

Posted March 11, 2020