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HRMC Returns to Phase One of Visitation Policy

VARNVILLE, S.C. (July 23, 2020) - Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hampton Regional Medical Center will be returning to phase one of its visitation policy. Effective immediately, hospital policies will include:

  • ALL visitation is restricted at the facility. There are three exceptions to this policy:
    - One adult visitor is allowed per pediatric patient (under the age of 18).
    - One adult visitor is allowed per dementia patient.
    - Patients requiring end-of-life or hospice care will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • All patients and visitors must check-in upon entry and be screened.
  • Access to the hospital will remain controlled. Patients and visitors will only be able to enter the building through the ER entrance.
  • The hospital cafeteria will remain closed to the public until further notice.
  • Persons with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to visit patients or patient care areas.

While HRMC understands this will be challenging, the safety and well-being of patients, staff and the community remains the hospital's number one priority during this time of uncertainty. Hospital leadership is closely following local, state and federal guidelines to ensure the safety of each person who presents to the hospital with a medical concern.

HRMC continues to actively take additional safety precautions to ensure the ongoing safety of staff and patients:

  • Masking: All persons entering the hospital, including hospital staff, are required to wear a face mask.
  • Social distancing: Public areas, including waiting rooms, have been rearranged to allow safe social distancing.
  • Screening: There continues to be a detailed screening process for anyone who enters the hospital, as this further ensures HRMC is identifying all symptomatic and/or at-risk patients immediately upon arrival.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: HRMC has implemented enhanced cleaning policies. Environmental Services personnel have undergone extensive training related to these policies.

As the community continues to practice social distancing, HRMC urges the public not to delay seeking care, especially if experiencing a medical emergency. The hospital remains open and prepared to deliver high-quality, compassionate care in a safe environment. For the most up-to-date information about Hampton Regional Medical Center and COVID-19, click here.