Valley Baptist Health System releases updated visitation policy

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Valley Baptist Medical Center (source: CBS 4 File photo)

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Valley Baptist Health System has released an updated patient visitation policy.

The hospital will be allowing one designated support person to accompany all patients from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Previously, they were only allowing one visitor to accompany pediatric patients, laboring mothers, procedural and surgical patients, and critical patients receiving end-of-life care at all times, and that designated visitor has been permitted to stay overnight with the patient as needed.

The new visitation policy took effect June 4.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked closely with City of Brownsville leadership and public health officials,” said Valley Baptist-Brownsville Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jose Ayala. “We continue to work together to identify the best time to begin relaxing visitation restrictions that have been in place to protect our community.”

The hospital also adds they will continue screening all visitors for a fever and COVID-19 symptoms.

To learn more on Valley Baptists’ response, click here.

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