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CCMH Modifies Visitor Policy for Inpatient Care

July 02, 2020

UPDATE 7/10/20: 

Carroll County Memorial Hospital has modified its Inpatient Care Visitor Policy effective today, July 10. Each patient in our Inpatient Care Unit will be authorized one designated representative for the duration of that patient’s stay. This change was not taken lightly and many factors came in to play, including the rising numbers of coronavirus cases right here in Carroll County.

The designated representative must meet the following criteria:

• Must be 18 or older

• Can visit between the hours of 4-7 p.m.

• Must use Main Entrance

• Must be screened, temperature checked and wear a mask during the entire visit

• Must present name and designated visitor card at Main Entrance

• Must practice good hand hygiene during visit

• Must remain 6 feet apart from the patient during the entire visit

If these stipulations are not followed, a visitor’s privilege will be revoked.

Note: Isolation patients will NOT be allowed visitors and any exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the charge nurse. Please contact the Inpatient Care Charge Nurse at 660-542-1695.

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital announced effective Monday, July 6, one visitor, who meets the qualifications below, will be allowed to see patients in our inpatient care unit.

Under this modification, the Inpatient Care visitor policy is as follows:

  • One visitor at a time
  • Adult visitors only (18 and older)
  • Visiting Hours are 4-7 p.m.
  • Must use Main Entrance
  • Visitor must be screened, temperature checked and must wear a mask
  • Isolation patients will NOT be allowed visitors
  • Exceptions for end of life visitation is under the discretion of the charge nurse

Visitors entering the Main Entrance will be asked the following screening questions:

  • Do you have a fever or cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

If a visitor screens positive, we will request that they refrain from visiting at this time or seek treatment if they are experiencing severe symptoms, such as a high fever or shortness of breath.

“We know that it is not only important to our patients’ loved ones to be able to visit, but it also helps boost the morale and healing process of our inpatients,” said Cindy Gilman, CCMH Chief Nursing Officer. “We are continuously following recommended CDC guidelines and keeping the safety of our patients on the forefront of all our decisions.”

CCMH continues to work in close partnership with state and local health departments and the CDC and will provide updates as needed.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services activated a statewide public hotline at 877-435-8411 for citizens needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline is operated by medical professionals and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit