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COVID19/Coronavirus Disease 2019: Find the latest updates and information here.

A New Beginning focusing on Safety

Empowering Your Visit

By following additional precautions during COVID-19, we can help ensure the safety of everyone who turns to us in need of health care services. Below you will find additional guidelines to follow when visiting our clinics, hospital and other locations.

Mandatory Masks – Masks will be required for everyone over the age of two (2). As more research becomes available, different types of masks may no longer be accepted.  At this time the following masks will not be accepted: N95 vented masks, fabric masks with vents, bandanas and gaitor masks.

Screening – We have team members at all entrances ready to greet you! We will review current KDHE screening questions with you and obtain your temperature. *Some of our facilities now have contactless temperature screening to help speed up this process.

Bringing Food & drink to your appointment will be highly discouraged due to the need to remove your mask to consume.

Current COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

  • One (1) designated visitor per patient
  • No visitors who have any COVID-19 symptoms or require quarantine due to travel or mass gathering exposure as outlined current KDHE guidelines.
  • No visitors under the age of 18
  • No visitors of patients being tested or positive for COVID-19
  • No visitors for isolation patients
  • Visitors that are over the age of 65 and those individuals with heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes are highly discouraged from visiting the hospital or accompanying a patient at one of our clinic or ambulatory locations.

Waiting Rooms & Areas – are currently closed. Visitors needing to step out of the room during sensitive-procedures may utilize the waiting room while maintaining social distancing.

Below are additional specific guidelines for our facilities:

  • One (1) visitor per patient
  • Current COVID-19 visitor guidelines apply

eCheck-In

  • For patients with the MyChart patient portal app, we encourage you to utilize the eCheck-in feature prior to your appointment. Don’t have MyChart and want to speed up your check-in process too? Download the app now and visit our MyChart page to learn how you can improve your healthcare experience.

Call Before You Go

  • If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or have developed any COVID-19 symptoms, please call 785-354-6000 before your appointment. Team members will discuss with you the best plan of action to reduce the risk of transmission.

Virtual Care

Although not all appointments can be done virtually, Video Visits are a convenient way for patients to attend follow-up appointments, ask questions regarding medication, visit with the physician pre- and post-surgery and receive hands-off consultations. Learn more by visiting our Virtual Care page.

  • One (1) visitor per admitted patient for length of stay

Surgery & Procedures

  • One (1) visitor per patient
  • Exceptions may be made for visiting hours

Birthplace

  • One (1) Visitor per patient
  • Mother & Baby = 1 patient
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • One (1) visitor per patient
  • Mother & Baby = 1 patient
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Two (2) designated care-givers may visit together
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

Breastfeeding Center

  • One (1) visitor per patient
  • Mother & Baby = 1 patient
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

  • One (1) designated visitor
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

  • Two (2) designated care-givers may visit together
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

  • Two (2) designated care-givers may visit together
  • Exceptions may be made outside visiting hours

These precautions have been added for your safety and ours. We appreciate you adjusting your regular routine in order for us to adhere to all the safety measures we can to keep everyone safe.

A Message from Our President & CEO

At the beginning of March, we began to hear rumors of a potentially deadly virus that could turn into a worldwide pandemic. It was only a matter of time before those rumors became fact.

In an effort to get ahead of the virus and stifle the spread, Stormont Vail Health made the difficult decision to suspend many of our service lines. Throughout that time, we remained open to treat patients with life-threatening conditions as well as administered aid to several patients suffering from COVID-19.

As of May 4, we are happy to announce that we are reopening our services!

While this is exciting news for both our patients and our team, know that our focus remains sharp on safety. We are dedicated to creating a safe environment in which our patients, visitors and team members feel comfortable, and we will continue to adhere to new safety guidelines as we return to a full spectrum of care.

Words cannot express how proud I am of the Stormont Vail team as well as the communities we serve. Everyone has done a tremendous job stepping up and taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors. And most importantly, we’ve done this together. We look forward to serving you again!

Robert Kenagy, M.D.
Stormont Vail Health
President and Chief Executive Officer