May 11, 2020
Savannah, Georgia – Memorial Health is and has always been a safe place to get medical care. Now, as we move forward and re-open services, we are taking unprecedented precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and visitors.
Our safety plan touches every part of the hospital, and it starts before a patient or visitor enters the door. Our enhanced protections include:
- Screening everyone for symptoms before they can enter the hospital
- Performing temperature checks on all patients, visitors, team members and physicians
- Giving everyone a mask before they enter the hospital and requiring them to wear it
- Limiting visitors
- Social distancing is required at all times
- Frequently disinfecting all surfaces in every area
In addition, we follow strict infection prevention guidelines in our emergency rooms and operating rooms; each room is cleaned thoroughly after each patient and procedure. Our teams also have the necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and supplies needed to keep themselves and you safe.
COVID-19 patients and suspected COVID-19 patients are cared for in a dedicated area by the same staff, and not throughout the hospital.
For the convenience of our patients and visitors, these entrances are now open at Memorial Health:
Emergency Room (ER): 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Monday – Friday
Main Entrance: 7am – 6pm
Day Surgery: 4am – 4pm
Building 100: 5am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday
Main Entrance: 8am – 6pm
We are also expanding visitation to include:
- Surgery patients may have a dedicated caregiver with them from 10am until 6pm each day.
- Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and Children’s Hospital offers visitation for both parents; parents may rotate visitation so that each can spend time with their baby and child.
- Beginning Wednesday, May 13, we will allow one dedicated adult caregiver for each patient arriving for all types of care, treatment and services. Visiting hours will be 10am – 6pm
We will continue to restrict visitation for patients who are positive for or are awaiting test results for COVID-19.
As an important reminder, please do not visit the hospital if you:
- Have a fever, cough or shortness of breath
- Have had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19