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:
- Visitors will use the Emergency Room entrance at the back of the hospital
- Visitors are allowed only for non-COVID-19 inpatients.
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 prior to entry (temperature, symptoms, exposure history),
- All must bring a mask (surgical or cloth) and wear throughout visitation, covering both nose and mouth
- Visitation will be limited to one person per day per patient
- Daily Hours: 11 a.m-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
- Sign in and out will be required
- A patient room identification badge will be issued upon sign-in and must be returned at the end of the visit.
- Inpatient visitors must remain in the patient’s room
- Further restrictions may apply per department
COVID Patient Visitors
Wood County Hospital has implemented a visitation policy for those that are COVID positive inpatients. Though the guidelines are more limiting for the visitor's protection, this allows for personal interaction with a loved one during the patient's stay. Emotional well-being plays a significant role in healing.
With the new COVID visitor guidelines, the patient may have one individual visit during their stay. Visitation hours will remain the same as standard visitation, 11 am-2 pm and 4 pm-7 pm. The visitor must only visit the patient and refrain from stopping at the gift shop, cafeteria, waiting rooms or other patient rooms.
Visitors will check-in at the Emergency Room entrance to receive a visitor's badge and have a temperature check. All are required to wear a mask when entering the hospital. The COVID patient’s visitor will be provided with proper personal protective equipment when checking in with the nurse's station and before entering the patient room. A nurse will provide guidance on appropriate use. The patient and visitor will both wear a mask during the visit. At entry there will be a waiver that will need to be signed.
Like all individuals in the hospital, visitors must maintain the appropriate six-foot distance from others. No visitor will be allowed if having any illness symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, nausea or diarrhea.
Visiting times may be suspended at any time for the safety of our staff and patients. Please call for more information about the policy and before arrival to confirm visiting is allowed.
ICU - 419-354-8924
2 West - 419-354-8741 (Rooms 2100 – 2127)
2 East – 419-354-8742 (Rooms 2200 -2227)
Surgical Support Person or Rehabilitation Patients
- All must have their temperature taken upon entry and wear a mask while in the hospital.
- All outpatients will continue to enter through the Emergency Department entrance.
First floor cafeteria and gift shop will be open but visitors must use social distancing and wear a mask.
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.
An important message from the Wood County Health Department, Bowling Green City, Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital.
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