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Due to Governor’s Executive Order Visitor Policy at SCRMC has Changed

Posted on March 27, 2020

South Central Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) is committed to keeping patients, staff, and visitors safe as they respond to the spread of the Coronavirus. As part of their commitment to the community, they are taking proactive measures to help prevent the introduction and spread of Coronavirus in their facilities.

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. Hospitals across Mississippi are doing the same.

Teresa Camp-Rogers, MD, Chief Quality Officer at SCRMC, stated, “Patients are temporarily not allowed visitors. Governor Reeves and healthcare officials elected to take this step due to the increase of Coronavirus cases in Mississippi.”

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.

Exceptions to SCRMC’s revised visitor policy include:

  • Adult patients who have been determined by the care team to be at the “end-of-life” may be visited by members of the immediate family, however, the number of those visiting at one time will be limited.
  • Obstetric patients may be accompanied by one visitor.
  • Adult patients with special needs, for whom a family member is important to their care, may have one visitor.

Patients in the hospital who are permitted minimal visitors are asked to enter through the hospital’s main front entrance, which is located at 1220 Jefferson Street between 5:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. There is a check-in station directly inside the front of the hospital’s main entry doors where visitors are screened. Those with a temperature of 100.4 or higher and/or have respiratory symptoms which include a dry cough, or shortness of breath will not be able to access the facility. It is important for visitors to remain in the patient room the entire time they are in the facility.

“This day and time, society has provided a world of electronic measures to assist in communication, such as calling the patient’s cell phone, texting them, Face Timing or Skyping them. We encourage as much of this as possible during this time. The less visitors we have in the building the safer our patients and staff will be. South Central appreciates the patience of our community as we transition to this policy,” she concluded.

For complete details regarding the temporary visitation policy and local updates regarding the Coronavirus, please visit scrmc.com.

Due to Governor’s Executive Order Visitor Policy at SCRMC has Changed

Publicado 27 marzo 2020

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