Critical Care Units in Alcorn County

MRHC consists of two critical care areas with 24 beds: Medical Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Intensive Care Unit.  Both units care for patients whose condition requires critical nursing intervention.

This unit also serves the community with outpatient services such as chest pain observation, congestive heart failure observation, and post-angioplasty recovery. The MICU is located on the second floor of Magnolia Regional Health Center. The SICU is located on the first floor tower of Magnolia Regional Health Center.

CCU Visiting Hours

The visit times have been set to allow time for special treatments and procedures and for your loved one to have quiet time for rest and recovery. It is for these reasons that these visiting times are set.  We ask that you abide by the following regulations:

• During visiting hours, the patient may have two (2) visitors at a time.  If more than two (2) visitors wish to see the patient, the time must be divided among those wanting to visit.  An emotional support person may be present in the unit at all times.

• At times, visitation may be interrupted for patient care, or for critical patients arriving to the Unit.

• A waiting room is conveniently located outside of each Unit and is open 24 hours.  Please leave your phone number with your loved one’s nurse so he/she may call you if necessary.

•The hospital will provide visitors with blankets each night, which will then be taken up early the next morning. Please check with the nurse before bringing food or drinks into the Critical Care Unit.  Family members should eat and drink in the visitor’s waiting room. Anyone with a cough, cold, sore throat or any contagious illness should avoid visiting a patient in the Critical Care Unit.  Disinfect hands before entering and before exiting the Unit. No children under the age of 12 are allowed in the Critical Care Units.

You, as a family member or emotional support person, are very important to the healing process of your loved one.  We want you to take care of yourself while we take care of your loved one.  Please try to get plenty of rest, sleep, food, and activity. If there is anything that you need for yourself, please let us know.

Visiting Hours

6:00 am – 6:30 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Quiet times are from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm daily, so we ask that you visit before or after these times.  This is to ensure that your loved one has a time of rest and a healing environment.

It is at the discretion of the nurse to limit the number of visitors and/or length of visiting time if it interferes with the rest and recovery of the patients.

Minister visitation is available (at any reasonable time).  Chaplains are available upon request.

Inquiring About a Patient

If you need to contact the nurse in Critical Care from outside the hospital, call the MICU information desk at 662-293-1102 or the SICU information desk at 662-293-1804. The operator will connect you to the unit.

Please be aware that, due to patient confidentiality and federal guidelines, only limited information may be given over the telephone.  A personal ID number will be assigned to immediate family members only. The nurse taking care of your family member will be glad to update you on your loved ones condition given prior consent from the patient or legal next of kin.  In MICU, please check at the tinted window just next to the double doors.  In SICU, please ring the bell which is located by the double doors and wait for an answer.  If no response, please wait and ring the bell again in 5-10 minutes.  The nursing staff may be busy providing care to your loved one.

Please designate a family member to call into the Unit, and have that person share the update with others. This assures that accurate information is communicated, and it prevents multiple phone calls and interruptions in patient care

What a Patient Will Need

Personal items such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids, etc., may be needed.  If a patient is transferred into Critical Care from a general care floor, we encourage the patient to send home all unnecessary items.  Magnolia Regional Health Center cannot be responsible for lost articles or money.

Transferring Out of CCU

When the physician feels that the patient is able to transfer out of the Critical Care Unit, the nurse will request a room through the Care Coordination Center.  Patients will be moved when an appropriate bed becomes available, and every effort will be made to provide the type of room the patient requests.  Rooms are not held when a patient is transferred into the Critical Care Unit.

Food Service

Visitors are welcome in the Cafeteria which offers a full  menu.  It is located on the basement level, and the hours are posted outside of the Cafeteria doors. Find out more about our dietary department and their operating hours

Infection Control

For infection control reasons, the following items are not allowed in the Critical Care Units or waiting room:

  • Live plants or flowers
  • Food or fruit baskets (these may carry bugs, fungus, etc.)
  • Blankets, linens, or pillows from home
  • Mattresses, cots, or sleeping bags from home