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HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO IMPLEMENT REVISED VISITATION POLICIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19


As we continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation, we are adjusting our policies and procedures to ensure we are prioritizing patient and staff safety. Effective February 16, 2021, Hendry Regional Medical Center will change our policies surrounding visitation within our facilities.

We are updating the exceptions to our visitor policy for specific patient populations as well as screening visitors for COVID-19 symptoms and asking that all visitors wear masks to promote social distancing. The new policy will be in place until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to patients, staff, and the community.


Visitation Policy


LIMITED visitation is restricted to Outpatient Procedures and/or Surgery, End of Life or Pediatric Patients only. See alternate exceptions and Limited Visitation policies below for more information.
Thank you for your understanding as we work to protect the safety of our community.

Limited Access Point


We are limiting the access points that employees, patients, and visitors can use to enter the Hospital. This is to ensure that everyone who enters the Hospital has been screened. Our Public entrance is our Main Entrance located on Olympia Street.

Screenings


All Individuals will be screened at the Olympia Street entrance of the Hospital & at clinic locations.

All visitors will be screened daily for symptoms, including fever (infrared temperature check for fever greater than or equal to 100°F), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new or worsened congestion that differs from their typical seasonal allergies, body aches, fatigue, loss of smell/taste, diarrhea. If visitor screens "YES" to any of the screening symptoms, the visitor will not be allowed to enter building or clinic.

Face Masks


All patients, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask at HRMC. Due to shortages of PPE HRMC is unable to provide masks for individuals (non-staff members) at this time. Facemasks must be properly worn at all times covering both the nose and mouth.

Emergency Department


No visitors allowed with the following exceptions: Patients with disruptive behavior, behavioral health diagnoses, altered mental status, developmental delays, or safety concerns in which a family member is key to their care or necessary to provide a history may have one visitor.

Minor patients under age 18 may have one visitor (parent or guardian).

Visitation for Hospitalized Patients


No visitors are allowed for hospitalized patients. Alternate Exceptions to the Visitor policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Alternate Exceptions to the Visitor Policy


Alternate Exceptions to the Visitor policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

End of Life: End of life is defined as anticipated death with an active DNR in place and/or planned withdrawal of life-sustaining interventions (e.g., ventilator). Clergy are considered visitors.

Outpatient Procedures and/or Surgery: Patients undergoing outpatient surgery and/or procedures may have one designated visitor who will be permitted to assist with the arrival and registration process if needed. The visitor may wait in the outpatient waiting area only and will be contacted post-procedure/surgery.

Thank you for understanding and support. These changes are being made to protect your loved one, and the loved ones of others in our facility. We will ease the restrictions as soon as possible.


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