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Mission Suspends Hospital Visitation, With Exception-Brevard NC

 

Last updated 3/22/2020 at 10:19pm



Editor's Note:

The following was released by Mission Health:

As always Mission Health is working continually to help ensure we remain a safe place to work and provide care.

To protect our patients and staff, at 7 p.m. tonight Mission Health will be elevating our visitor restrictions to Level 3, and will no longer allow visitors to any facilities until further notice. The exception will be for our pediatric patients, who will be allowed to have one adult visitor with them at a time.

The health and safety of our patients and team members is our top priority and we are taking this very seriously. We know this may be difficult and wish the situation were different, but we are taking every precaution to protect those in our care.

We have well established protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases, and we are following CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 cases, including isolating the patients and taking steps to ensure the safety of our patients, employees and visitors.

To further protect our patients and colleagues, we will also be reducing the number of entrances for Mission Hospital. The new entrances will be:

Entrance 1: Emergency Department – open 24/7 to patients (ONLY PUBLIC ENTRANCE)

Entrance 9: Labor and Delivery – accessible 24/7, for expecting mothers only.

These updates are meant to keep our colleagues, patients and visitors healthy and reduce the possibility of exposure to the virus. Access and visitor restrictions are in place at all Mission Health locations, regional hospitals and CarePartners. We want to ensure that we remain a continual resource for the communities we serve and are committed to delivering the most effective care with the best possible results. For information, visit http://www.Missionhealth.org/covid-19

As a reminder to protect yourself and prevent the spread of illnesses:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Stay home when you are ill

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue

Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

 
 

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