Bolivar Medical Center Enhances Visitor Restrictions

December 17, 2020

Bolivar Medical Center announced that it is transitioning to a zero-visitor protocol for the emergency department. The decision was made after careful review of COVID-19 projections and volume as well as state and federal guidance.

The updated restrictions, which will still allow outpatient procedure patients to have one well visitor or caregiver, is effective Thursday, December 17. OB and pediatric patients will continue to be allowed one well visitor.

“Our hospital’s top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community,” said Rob Marshall, chief executive officer (CEO) of Bolivar Medical Center.

“We continue to monitor closely the prevalence of the virus in our community as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients, and at this time, we feel the need to restrict visitors to our emergency department.”

Bolivar Medical Center continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.

About Bolivar Medical Center

A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Bolivar Medical Center's Emergency Department is a level 4 trauma center, and wait times are available on the website. BMC is a 164 bed acute-care general hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, which offers a full complement of medical and surgical services. The hospital also offers a wide array of outpatient services and in addition, includes a 35-bed nursing home, 12 swing beds and 12 geropsychology beds. Visit to learn more about services and operations.