Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital easing visitor restrictions

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset announced yesterday that it will now expand its visitor policy at the main campus, all facilities, and Lake Cumberland Physician Practices. Under the rules:

  • Patients will be allowed two (2) WELL visitors per day, including two companions for ambulatory appointments and two support people for labor & delivery patients.  Again, we ask our community to limit visitors two people, per day with a few exceptions:
    • Visitors who have symptoms of COVID-19 including signs of respiratory infection or flu, new loss of taste or smell, or who have had close contact with a person who is positive or presumptive positive for COVID-19 should NOT enter Lake Cumberland facilities.
    • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.
    • For visitation guidelines for the Special Care Unit, please call 606.678.3323
    • LCRH will compassionately evaluate exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis such as those needed for end-of-life care and patients with dementia or other forms of altered mental status.
  • Visiting hours are currently noon until 9 p.m. daily.
    • Visitors between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9p.m. should enter through the emergency department.
  • All visitors will be required to wear a mask, at all times, while within the facility.
  • Please continue to utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology, with patients as much as possible.
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