May 20, 2021 10:51 am
Everyone at Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) is committed to keeping our patients, visitors, and staff safe at all times. Support by loved ones plays a vital role in the healing and recovery process, and we understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospital and clinics. Restricting visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make, but our team continues to work diligently to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we navigate the policies and best interests of our patients, visitors and staff.
To continue prioritizing the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, MRHC has implemented a revised visitation policy that allows for adjustments based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the community, according to state and county public health data.
The below policies are in place for everyone, including those who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.
Effective Monday, May 24, two (2) dedicated visitors will be allowed per patient for the duration of the visit. Visitors are to be selected and identified by the patient at the beginning of the hospital stay. Only 1 of the 2 dedicated visitors will be allowed with the patient at a time. A “change out” period will happen twice per day. During this “change out” period, the 2 dedicated visitors can determine who will remain with the patient. The change out times are listed below:
6 am – 8 am
6 pm – 8 pm
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted at this time.
Inpatients: Two designated visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at a time. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.
Critical Care Unit (CCU): Two designated visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at a time. Must adhere to critical care guidelines for visitation. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.
Pediatric Patients: Visitation is currently restricted to mother and father or support person only. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at a time.
COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors allowed. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.
Outpatient Surgical Patients: Only one visitor allowed with patient.
Emergency Department (ED) Patients: Only one visitor allowed with patient.
MRHC Clinics: Only one visitor allowed with patient.
AT ALL LOCATIONS
Before entering MRHC facilities, all visitors must:
- Bring their own mask and wear it over the mouth and nose at all times.
- Not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Have a temperature less than 100 degrees F
- Be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
***Visitation restrictions during COVID-19 response are subject to change. To protect our patients, visitors and staff, visitors who do not follow personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines will be asked to leave the premises.***
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to address continuing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center