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Spartanburg Regional issues visitor restrictions for hospitals, nursing homes

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, March 20, 2020

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Spartanburg Regional issues visitor restrictions for hospitals, nursing homes
The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has temporarily suspended all visitation to its hospitals.

SRHS is making the move to limit the spread of COVID-19. It has steadily increased visitor restrictions in response to the pandemic.

“The community has been very understanding, and we appreciate the cooperation we have received from families and friends,” said Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi, chief medical officer for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “Now, we are temporarily suspending all visitation at our hospitals. We understand that this is an inconvenience, but the health and safety of our community is paramount.”

Effective Thursday SRHS limited visitors to only three situations:

• End-of-life situations

• Labor & Delivery

• NICU and pediatric patients

These patients will be allowed only one visitor at a time.

Visitors under the age of 18 will not be allowed to visit any hospital campus.

For nursing facilities, all visitors are restricted, except in certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation.

The decision to suspend visitation follows recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), as well as state and federal leadership.

These restrictions apply to the following acute-care hospitals:

• Cherokee Medical Center

• Pelham Medical Center

• Spartanburg Medical Center

• Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus

• Union Medical Center

In addition to these visitation restrictions, Spartanburg Regional will be closing many entrances to hospitals and facilities. Signage will direct patients to open entryways.

 

 

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