SeHealth to expand visitation on Tuesday
Southeastern Health will enter another phase of its visitation policy on Tuesday, June 23, allowing one support person per patient at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, except for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
- Visitation hours for inpatient units will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Some units, such as ICU and Behavioral Health, may have stricter visiting hours.
- One emergency department visitor will be allowed to remain with the patient for the duration of their time in the department.
- Laboring mothers will continue to be allowed one support person.
- End-of-life situations are evaluated to determine the appropriate number of visitors.
All visitors will have their temperature checked and be asked screening questions. Visitors are encouraged to wear their own personal face coverings but, in cases where none is available, will be provided a face mask by the screener. Face coverings must be worn continuously throughout the visit.
“We are continuing to evaluate operations as we adapt to a COVID-19 world,” said SeHealth Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Jason Cox. “We are prepared to welcome back a very limited amount of visitors to the hospital on Tuesday in a safe manner in order for our patients to have needed support while they are in our care.”
SeHealth began allowing one visitor for patients having procedures at SRMC and The Surgery Center on June 15.
SeHealth clinics as well as Gibson Cancer Center will continue restricting visitors except under extreme circumstances. Visitation continues to be restricted at WoodHaven Nursing, Alzheimer’s and Rehabilitation Center.