Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and the Nacogdoches County Hospital District are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are committed to the well-being of our community and the safety of our staff, patients and visitors. It is with an abundance of caution and in collaboration with Nacogdoches Medical Center that we present a unified approach to this emerging situation.
In an attempt to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital will be following several recommended measures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to minimize the risk of spread of this coronavirus infection.
Patient and visitor restrictions
Visitors must be 18 or older. Access points to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital will be limited to the main lobby from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the emergency room entrance all hours of the day. All patients and potential visitors will be questioned about symptoms and recent travel history. If the individual has traveled to any compromised area (this list will change as new cases develop), appropriate measures will be instituted.
All visitors to the facility will be screened at the lobby and ER access points and visiting restrictions will apply. Potential visitors who are ill are encouraged to stay home.
Most patients will be limited to two visitors at a time. Patients under isolation protocols will be restricted to one visitor per day. Isolation visitors will not be permitted in and out privileges. For convenience, guest meal trays will be available for visitors to isolation patients.
All staff, physicians and patients coming into the hospital will be questioned about symptoms and recent travel history. If the individual has traveled to any compromised area (this list will change as new cases develop), appropriate measures will be instituted.
All staff and physicians who meet the above criteria will be required to self-quarantine for a period of two weeks before returning to work.