Southwest Health System (SHS) Relaxes Visitor Guidelines – With the recent decrease in positive cases of COVID-19 in our area, EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021, SHS is relaxing their visitor guidelines to allow TWO screened, designated visitor/companion to accompany patients for ALL medical services at SHS. One screened, designated visitor is also allowed for all patients being treated in our inpatient wing from 12p-8p daily.
Concierges will continue to perform temperature screenings at the designated entrances and everyone entering the SHS facility over 2 years old must wear a face covering/mask. (COVID-positive patients may have companions only under special circumstances.)

Travel throughout the facility remains limited; patients and companions must remain in the area they are receiving care.

Additionally, we have two other operational changes on March 1, 2021:
1) The Family Birthing Center will return to its permanent location in the inpatient wing. For more information, see our FBC video here.

Patients who are being seen for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be separated from other patients.
Patient entrances are limited to the Hospital Main Entrance, the Emergency Room and the Medical Office Building entrance.
We encourage patients to utilize on-line bill pay options or pay by phone at 970-564-2130 and call ahead if medical records are needed at 970-564-2311. Patient Financial Services (bill pay) and medical records will be available by appointment only, so please call ahead if you’re needing to meet with them in-person regarding records or billing questions.
These regulations will remain in place until further notice and will be continually reevaluated. The most current information will be available on Facebook at