Visitor Information and Guidelines
GPRMC Visitation Policy as Response to COVID-19 (11-25-20)
Why is Great Plains Regional Medical Center Updating the Visitation Policy?
The new restrictions on patient visitations are in place to protect patients, their families and all GPRMC caregivers.
These temporary restrictions are being enforced out of an abundance of caution, and to mitigate the potential transmission of the COVID-19 illness or influenza.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center is following guidelines and best practices issued by the Centers for Disease Control.
This is a temporary inconvenience, but we have implemented this policy in the best interests of our patients, caregivers and the community.
What is the revised visitation policy?
• The new policy restricts all visitors, including the ER waiting area./p>
• The exception is labor and delivery suites or admitted minor patients, where one designated visitor is permitted in the room - the visitor must remain the same throughout the length of stay.
• Designated individual cannot be a child under the age of 18.
• For confirmed COVID-19 patients and patients awaiting results, visitors will not be allowed, unless the patient is a minor.
• Visiting hours for designated individuals will be between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM daily.
After 6PM the designated individual must have permission from the unit house supervisor to re-enter after screening.
• All visitors will be required to check-in through ER Registration and complete a brief health screening before entering a patient care area.
• Great Plains Regional Medical Center is asking individuals who may be sick themselves, including those experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat, to not visit the hospital unless they are seeking medical treatment.
• Exception requests must be submitted to the Clinical Director and then approved by CEO, Corey Lively.
There is a specially designated lounge area for visitors in the lobby at the main entrance of the medical center. Other waiting areas are located on Med Surg, ICU, Women’s Center, by the Emergency Department, and by the Outpatient Department.
Any personal information about your diagnosis and treatment must come from your physician, and this information is only available to members of your immediate family to whom you have given a designated password.
Chef Brian Cochrane and the The Grill staff provide food service for patients, guests and employees. You can order from the menu or go through the cafeteria line. To place an order at The Grill for pickup, call 821-5366. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you are planning an event, Brian and his staff, through Cattle Call Catering Co., can provide just the right menu and right touches to make it special. For more information on catering services, call 821-5585.
The Gift Shop, staffed by volunteers, is open from 9 am until 4 pm daily. The shop has jewelry, magazines, greeting cards, candy, toiletries and other gift items. You may reach the gift shop by calling extension 323.
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of 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 nursing staff regarding any gifts for patients.
The chapel is located on the second floor adjacent to the elevators. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel for worship, prayer and meditation.
An Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran service representative will meet with you on Wednesday of every week from 9:30am - 3:00pm (North of HR) to advise and aid you in obtaining state and federal veterans benefits. For more information call 1-888-655-2838 or visit http://odva.ok.gov/
- GPRMC is a smoke free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital campus, this includes e-Cigarettes
- Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
- People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
- Visits should be kept short.
- Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center offers a variety of special services to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. You are welcome to take advantage of the following services: