Universal precautions

We know how important it is for our patients to have their loved ones with them while they receive medical care. As we balance that need with the need to keep everyone safe, we are following these visitor policies:

  • Patients may have one (1) designated visitor the entire admission. The visitor must be aged 18 and older.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will allow visitation for both parents; parents may rotate visitation so that each can spend time with their baby.
  • Children's Hospital (Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Specialty Unit, PICU and Peds ER) will allow visitation for both parents.
  • Our outpatient imaging and lab services will remain with one (1) visitor.
  • Visiting hours will remain 9 AM until 6 PM.
  • To help with prevention, please make sure our visitors are masked at all times including in patient rooms.

**COVID-19 patients and suspected COVID-19 patients cannot have visitors.

Hospital staff will pre-screen all visitors (using standard pre-screening questions for COVID-19 and temperature checks) and will require visitors to wear masks. Guests should enter through the hospital’s main entrance and remain in the patient room or designated waiting area during their entire visit. If you are coming to the hospital with a surgical patient, please accompany your loved one and use the Day Surgery entrance.

We recommend and encourage virtual communication with loved ones through the use of digital platforms and apps like FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.

Is Medical Center Pharmacy open at the hospital?

The Medical Center Pharmacy is open. They are providing curbside delivery. Customers should park in pharmacy designated spots and call (912)-350-MEDS (6337) for delivery.

What is the status of upcoming seminars and hospital events?

Memorial Health is limiting large-group gatherings until further notice. As a result, all classes and events are postponed.