Regarding COVID-19

South Central Regional Medical Center will use this website to provide current and accurate updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Any local updates regarding Coronavirus for the region, will be provided through this website.

In compliance with Governor Tate Reeve’s Executive Order 1463 and based on the increasing incidence of Coronavirus, effective immediately and until further notice, SCRMC will implement a revised visitor policy for the hospital.

The revised visitor policy includes:

  • Adult patients are not permitted to have visitors except in certain circumstances, which are included below.
  • Pediatric patients are permitted to have only one adult visitor, but the visitor must be a parent, guardian or approved caregiver.
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Posted May 29 2020

Cases of Covid-19 on the Rise | Residents Encouraged to Follow Guidelines

Cases of Covid-19 on the Rise

Residents Encouraged to Follow Guidelines

W. Mark Horne, MD
Chief Quality Officer

Mark Horne MD, Chief Medical Officer at South Central Regional Medical Center, said, “Jones County has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. A major contributing factor is likely poor compliance with public safety guidelines established by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this point, we all know the recommendations for wearing of masks, social distancing and limiting unnecessary public activity. It appears many believe that since they do not know someone with COVID-19 or because they are in a low risk group, the guidelines do not apply to them. Unfortunately, those who have had COVID-19 and those who care for these patients know all too well how serious this virus is. Another contributing factor to the increase in cases is due to more individuals being tested.”

“Statistics prove that communities following the social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and gathering in small groups outdoors instead of indoors, have seen a reduction of individuals impacted by disease. We will only see a reduction in cases if we all work together to reduce the spread of infection. It is up to each individual member of our community,” Dr. Horne said.

Dr. Horne continued by stating, “It is important to stay active, get some fresh air and keep the body and mind active and healthy. If you have a medical need, call the clinic of your healthcare provider. Do not delay care. South Central Clinics are receiving hundreds of calls daily and we are providing the care our patients need. By delaying needed care, medical conditions can worsen and some can become life threatening.”

Jeremy Rogers, DO
Emergency Medicine

Jeremy Rogers, DO, Medical Director of Emergency Services at South Central Regional Medical Center, said, “For 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, South Central Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department has been here to care for the community. Unfortunately, we have seen patients who have delayed necessary care. People who have experienced chest pain or signs of a heart attack, and have gone several days without care are causing permanent damage to their body. There is a ‘golden hour’ in medicine and on many different disease entities this means the sooner we are able to provide care, the better the outcome for the patient. Even during this pandemic, we have continued to care for patients arriving at our emergency department with heart attacks, strokes, major traumatic injuries, minor injuries and minor complaints. We are here to reassure our community that you do not have to be afraid of catching COVID-19 while you are in our treatment areas. We are thoroughly trained to protect individuals during this time.”

“The health of our community is extremely important to us,” Dr. Rogers said. “All facilities within the South Central health system are following safety guidelines to protect patients and staff. To ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare workers, we are evaluating people at the entrance doors of our facilities. Before they even enter, we are screening for symptoms of Coronavirus. If there is a concern that a patient may be exhibiting any kind of symptoms of COVID-19, they will go to a separate area. Taking care of patients is what we do best. Let us care for you.”

Publicado 29 mayo 2020

Cases of Covid-19 on the Rise | Residents Encouraged to Follow Guidelines

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Posted May 09 2020

South Central Wellness Center and Sports Performance+ to Re-Open Beginning Monday, May 11th.

Welcome Back! South Central Wellness Center and Sports Performance+ appreciates your patience during our closure due to Coronavirus. In accordance with Governor Reeves’ Executive Order, gym and wellness facilities are permitted to re-open on Monday, May 11th. These facilities will follow strict guidelines to keep their guests and staff safe. The South Central Wellness Center and Sports Performance+ facility will re-open for appointment reservations only beginning Monday, May 11th at 6 a.m.

Cody Rogers, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation Services at SCRMC, stated, “We sincerely appreciate the understanding of our community during our closure. The staff is excited to re-open our facilities and want to ensure the community we will go above and beyond to keep all areas sanitized and safe. We will follow all guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH).”

While we transition into this new time period, we will implement new procedures to ensure the utmost safety for those in our facilities. All members must reserve an appointment time by phone prior to entering the building. Temperature and wellness screening stations will be setup at the entrance of each facility for each person entering the building. Members will be allotted a 1 hour time slot, per day to utilize gym floor, aerobics room or spin room. This will be based on availability and must be reserved daily by phone. We ask that all members using the equipment or class space reserve social distancing guidelines. There will be assigned staff who will thoroughly clean and sanitize the building, all equipment and rooms between each appointment.

Reservations will be required and will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 11th. Members are required to call each day to reserve a new appointment time by phone. Only those with scheduled times will be allowed to enter the facility. Please call 601-399-0530 for an appointment at the South Central Wellness Center. Please call 601-498-2079 for an appointment at South Central Sports Performance+.

New procedures for members include:

  • Revised hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • All members must reserve an appointment time prior to entry of the building. This includes usage of gym, aerobics room or spin room.
    • Members are allotted a 1 hour time slot per day.
    • Members are to wait in car until the time slot begins.
    • If unable to keep the appointment time, members are required to cancel.
    • Members may only reserve an appointment for the day they are calling.
  • The pool, childcare and showers will remain closed. Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery will not be offered. The locker rooms and restrooms will be open with admittance of 2 guests at a time.
  • Revised rates for Wellness Center only:
    • $24 for 12 sessions
    • $5 for guest pass
    • All previous membership rates will be postponed until further notice.

The MSDH requires gyms to follow strict guidelines to maintain safety for all in the facility:

  • No more than 30% of the gym’s maximum capacity with limitation of 1 hour per day.
  • Classes or group exercises are allowed with members maintaining a minimum of a 6-foot distance apart.
  • All members must sanitize their hands when entering and exiting the gym and when they move between equipment.

Publicado 09 mayo 2020

South Central Wellness Center and Sports Performance+ to Re-Open Beginning Monday, May 11th.

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Posted April 30 2020

Statewide Safer at Home Order Through May 11

Governor Tate Reeves has issued a new Safer at Home order that will be in effect until Monday, May 11. South Central Regional Medical Center facilities are taking all precautions to keep our patients, staff and community safe.

Additional details can be found by visiting

Publicado 30 abril 2020

Orden Estatal más Segura en el Hogar hasta el 11 de Mayo

El gobernador Tate Reeves ha emitido una nueva orden Safer at Home que entrará en vigencia hasta el Lunes 11 de Mayo. Las instalaciones del Centro Médico Regional South Central están tomando todas las precauciones para mantener seguros a nuestros pacientes, personal y comunidad.

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