Margaret Mary Health lifts some visitor restrictions as COVID-19 numbers improve

BATESVILLE – Effective immediately, Margaret Mary Health has lifted
some visitor restrictions and will allow adults to visit inpatients and accompany outpatients and
those seeking ER care.
Updated visitor guidelines include:
 Med Surg and Special Care unit patients, including COVID positive patients may have
two (2) visitors (visitation for patients with COVID may be limited and additional PPE will
be required).
 Inpatient obstetrics may also have two (2) support people or visitors.
 Patients visiting our ER, physician practices or outpatient centers, including rehab and
cancer, or undergoing outpatient procedures are allowed one (1) support person to
accompany them.
 Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have two (2) family members / support
people for all circumstances.
 Patients and support person(s) will continue to be screened by MMH personnel at facility
entrances and must pass the screening criteria before being allowed into the facility.
 Patients and support person(s) are required to wear a mask, that fully covers the mouth
and nose, at all times while within MMH facilities.
 No visitors or support person(s) under the age of 16 will be permitted (including the
children of OB patients).
“The number of patients testing positive for COVID continues to trend downward, thankfully, and
we’ve had time to evaluate and establish protocols for how we can safely allow visitors for
COVID patients in our hospital,” explained Liz Leising, Chief Nursing Officer, Margaret Mary
Health. “We understand how important it is for many of our patients to be able to have a
support person with them at appointments and family visiting when they are admitted for care.
We continue to be diligent in our fight against COVID, but we are pleased to be able to lift most
visitation restrictions for our patients and their family members at this time.”
For a detailed review of the visitor guidelines and restrictions at MMH, visit us online at
Located in Batesville, Indiana, Margaret Mary Health is a not-for-profit, critical-access hospital providing
both inpatient and outpatient services. Employing nearly 850 team members, the hospital has grown to
include oncology and rehab centers and primary and minor care services in nearby communities. MMH
serves a population of more than 65,000 residents in Ripley, Franklin and surrounding counties. To learn
more about our services, visit

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