Safety is our First Priority:
Here are just some of the ways we are protecting our patients and staff.
- Limited visitation policy - see below for the most updated policy
- All patients and those coming into the hospital must wear a mask
- Staff wearing proper PPE at all times (including but not limited to masks, shields, gloves, & gowns)
- Ensuring social distancing by limiting the amount of seating in our waiting areas
- High touch public areas are cleaned all throughout the day, special attention to waiting areas, restrooms, hand rails and door knobs
- UV Moon beam cleaning system used in the public restrooms
- Hand sanitizer throughout the building
- Spreading out appointment times to allow for extra time between appointments for extra cleaning of equipment
- Phone registration and outdoor collection for COVID testing
- Separate routes for suspect cases into the hospital than those without
To limit exposure and protect our guests and staff, the following interim visitation adjustments have been made:
Visitor Re-Opening Guidelines
In our ongoing commitment to patient, employee and visitor safety, the following guidelines support the re-opening of the Hospital to visitors.
Point of entry will be the Outpatient/Emergency Department entrance.
The Main entrance will also be open Monday through Friday during visiting hours, effective 3/1/21.
Visiting hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All those entering the Hospital will be asked the reason for the visit. Visitors will receive temperature and COVID screening.
- Inpatient visitor hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- All visitors must bring a mask (surgical or cloth) and wear throughout the visit, covering both nose and mouth.
- All visitors are screened for COVID-19 prior to entry (temperature, symptoms, exposure history).
- All visitors are required to sign in.
- A visitor patient identification sticker will be issued to each visitor upon sign-in. The date and room number will be written on the sticker and must be worn while in the hospital.
- Inpatient visitation is limited to one person per day.
- Clergy visits are in addition to the one visitor per day guideline.
- Visitation and/or hours may be adjusted on a case by case basis due to patient needs as determined by the nursing staff.
- Visitors must remain in the patient’s room while visiting on 2 West, 2 East, ICU, and OB.
COVID-19 Positive Patient Visitors (per 7/15/2020 CDC Guidance)
- Inpatient COVID visitor are restricted to end of life situations.
- The visitor is provided instructions and required to sign and follow the COVID-19 (corona virus) Visitor Waiver.
- The visitor may only visit the patient room.
- Visitation and/or hours may be adjusted on a case by case basis due to visitor or patient risks as determined by the nursing staff.
OB will continue with one designated birth partner per current guidelines.
Patients presenting for surgical procedures will enter at the Surgery Discharge Entrance per current guidelines. If the patient becomes an inpatient, the visitor may accompany the patient to their room.
Vendors: Those without prior appointment will not be permitted.
First floor cafeteria and gift shop will be open -- utilizing social distancing guidelines.
An important message from the Wood County Health Department, Bowling Green City, Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital.
Thanks to our Staff
We have dedicated a place to share thanks, encouragement or well wishes for our staff as they work to care for our community. We will be sharing these messages with them through our internal newsletter and social media. Click here and click add to share a message or image.
Wood County Hospital announcements will be shared as they become available. For immediate updates, follow us on twitter @WCHosp.
How is COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 is spread in the same way that seasonal flu can be spread, from person to person within close contact and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Spread can be prevented by avoiding crowded/close conditions and frequent hand hygiene.
Who are at high risk?
Populations at high risk of severe illness are the elderly, and persons with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, or CHF.
Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. For more information about those at risk, visit the CDC’s current Risk Assessment page.
Where can I get more information?
For the latest information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, click here.
To contact the Ohio Department of Health call 1(833) 427-5634
To contact the Wood County Health Department, visit their website or call (419) 352-8402