January 2, 2015:
Influenza season is gaining momentum in the area. Our priority is the safety and health of our most vulnerable hospital patients and senior care residents. With this in mind we are implementing Visitor Guidelines Friday, Jan. 2, to help protect patients and residents.
These guidelines also ask that no children under the age of 12 be allowed to visit patients or residents during this time.
Only immediate family or designated support person will be allowed in the following RCRH departments:
- Intensive Care Units (ICU)
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Advanced Care Pediatrics (formerly PICU)
In addition, only immediate family will be allowed in Labor and Delivery, as well as Obstetrics, at Rapid City Regional Hospital and Spearfish Regional Hospital.
Please do not visit if you have any of the following symptoms: coughing, sneezing, runny nose or a fever. Emergency Room and clinic patients with a cough will be required to wear a mask.
These overall visitation guidelines are in effect at the Regional Hospitals in:
Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Rapid City (including the Regional Rehabilitation Institute), Spearfish and Sturgis.
They are also in effect at:
- Custer Regional Senior Care and Wedgwood Regional Senior Care in Custer
- Fairmont Grand Regional Senior Care in Rapid City
- Golden Ridge Regional Senior Care in Lead
- Sturgis Regional Senior Care
Thank you for your cooperation. Once the influenza season has passed, we will lift these visitor guidelines. Your assistance in enforcing these guidelines will help protect our patients and senior care residents.