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Mission Health Relaxes Visitor Restrictions

 

Last updated 3/5/2021 at 10:52am



Mission Health hospitals has begun relaxing visitor restrictions from the previous level two. Mission Health will now allow two visitors per inpatient during regular visitor hours. Patients who are hospitalized overnight may now have one visitor remain with them overnight. Outpatient surgery patients may have one visitor.

Due to the high number of patients continuously being cared for at the Mission Hospital ER, these patients may have one visitor with them.

ER patients at Transylvania Regional Hospital, Angel Medical Center, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and Mission Hospital McDowell may have two visitors with them.

CarePartners locations will allow two visitors per patient, during regular visitor hours. Patients who are hospitalized overnight may now have one visitor remain with them overnight.

Mission Health physician practices are currently allowing one visitor per patient. This may vary by practice and circumstances.

There is no change in visitation policy regarding COVID-19 patients: visitors will not be allowed for COVID-19 positive patients or for patients awaiting a COVID-19 test result; additionally, there continues to be 1 visitor allowed at the Eckerd Living Center on the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital campus in accordance with CMS guidelines.

Mission Health uses established protocols to care for patients with infectious diseases and follows CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 cases, including isolating the patients and taking steps to ensure the safety of our patients, employees and visitors.

As a reminder to protect yourself and prevent the spread of illnesses, please practice the three Ws: Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet apart and Wash your hands frequently using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds.

 
 

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