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Effective this week, Bassett Healthcare Network will partially lift visitation restrictions at hospital locations across the region.

Hospital Visiting Hours
Bassett Healthcare Network’s hospital locations – including A.O. Fox Hospital, Bassett Medical Center, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, and O’Connor Hospital – will begin permitting one visitor at a time per admitted patient this week between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. daily. All locations will begin this schedule on June 24 except O’Connor Hospital, which begins today, June 22. Bassett Medical Center’s Inpatient Psychiatry Department may have differing hours; visitors to this area are encouraged to consult with their loved one’s care team and plan ahead.

All people who enter buildings must wear a mask and participate in screening procedures, including temperature checks and a brief questionnaire.

Visitors may visit only one at a time (exceptions may be made if a visitor requires assistance). Visitors are limited to two people per patient each day; they should be 18 years of age or older, except in rare situations approved by a patient’s clinical team. The patient or caregiver will determine who the visitors will be.

Total time for visitors per patient, per day cannot exceed a four-hour maximum; this may be a single visitor for four hours, or two visitors splitting the time at their discretion. Once in the facility, visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit, except when directed by hospital staff to leave during care procedures.

Long-Term Care Visitation Restrictions
In accordance with ongoing guidelines set forth by New York State, Bassett Healthcare Network continues to suspend visitation to its long-term care facilities, including A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Valley Health Services, and Valley Residential Services. Special accommodations will be considered for end-of-life patients.
Visit www.bassett.org/safe-care to learn more about Bassett Healthcare Network’s commitment to patient safety, visitation policies in all areas, response to COVID-19, and additional resources.

About Bassett Healthcare Network
Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. Bassett Medical Center, the foundation of the network, is a 180-bed acute care inpatient teaching hospital located in Cooperstown, NY. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit www.bassett.org. Follow Bassett on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/Bassett.Network and twitter.com/BassettNetwork.