Ashley Regional Medical Center Announces Restrictions on Visitation
By Kristin Forbis, Sep 14, 2021
Ashley Regional Medical Center announced Monday new restrictions on visitation, effective immediately. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the increased rate of transmission in the area, Ashley Regional Medical Center shares that they will be enforcing a one well visitor policy effective September 13th for all inpatient units and outpatient areas. “As always, the safety of our patients, providers and team members continues to be our top priority as we continue to navigate this pandemic, and we will not waver in this commitment,” said Wes Taylor, CEO of Ashley Regional Medical Center. “We continue to take all of the necessary precautions in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities, and we want to reassure our communities that it is still safe to come to our hospital and clinics should you or your family need care.” The exception to the one well visitor policy is that the care team will determine visitation for end-of-life care patients. “We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for many in our community, and we apologize for any inconvenience they may cause,’ continued Taylor. “However, we feel these protective measures are necessary for the health and safety of our patients and team. Our team, along with our community partners, are monitoring COVID-19 closely, and we will reassess and adjust the visitor policy as the number of positive cases declines locally and when we feel it’s safe and appropriate to do so.” For more information, visit www.AshleyRegional.com.