Shannon Revises Visitation PolicyPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – Shannon Medical Center has announced that beginning Wednesday, March 13 they will be implementing a revised temporary visitation policy.
"One designated essential visitor will be allowed within our inpatient facilities,” said the hospital in a press release. “This applies to all patients in the Emergency Department, Acute Care units, Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Surgical Services."
No visitors will be allowed in the Shannon’s Skilled Nursing or Behavioral Health units at this time in accordance with state guidelines.
Designated visitors will be screened upon entry to the facility. Any visitor screening positive for the symptoms of fever, cough or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the facility.
Visitors are asked to bring a mask to the hospital and should wear it in common areas or while providers and staff are present in the patient’s room.
Patients at end-of-life may have a very limited number of visitors who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit. This will be coordinated with the family by the patient’s care team.
“We appreciate your cooperation and understanding to help prevent the potential spread of illness during this time."
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