Memorial Health limiting entrances, implementing new visitor restrictions

Memorial Health limiting entrances, implementing new visitor restrictions
Memorial Health is limiting additional entrances and implementing new visitor restrictions to protect against the coronavirus. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Memorial Health is limiting additional entrances and implementing new visitor restrictions to protect against the coronavirus.

The public entrances to the hospital will be effective as of Monday, March 16:

  • ER (24/7)

Monday – Friday

  • Main Hospital Entrance (4:30am – 7pm)
  • Heart & Vascular Institute (5am – 7pm)
  • Day Surgery (4:30am – 4pm)

Weekends

  • Main Hospital Entrance (7am – 7pm)
  • Heart & Vascular Institute (7am – 7pm)

Greeters will be at entrances with a list of basic questions to help ensure that patients get the care they need while not potentially exposing others to the virus.

Please do not visit the hospital if you:

· Have a fever

· Have a cough or shortness of breath and have traveled outside the US in the past 14 days

· Have had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

Memorial Health is only allowing one dedicated visitor for the following areas:

  • Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric patients (under the age of 18)
  • End of life patients
  • Surgical/procedural patients
  • Outpatient services (i.e. imaging, lab)
  • Emergency room

“For their own safety, anyone over 70 or people with pre-existing conditions should not visit,” says Dr. Stephen Thacker, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician. “We thank our friends and neighbors for their understanding as we do the right thing to protect our patients and care team.”

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