HRMC to Implement Visitor Restrictions

HRMC to Implement Visitor Restrictions

December 11, 2018

Lake Havasu City, AZ (December 11, 2018) – This is a notice to the community of Lake Havasu City that, in an effort to protect patients, employees, volunteers and visitors from exposure to seasonal illnesses such as the influenza virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Havasu Regional Medical Center is implementing visitor restrictions based on recommendations from the Mohave County Dept. of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The visitor restrictions are:

(1) Do not visit family members or friends, who are patients in the hospital, if you have signs of possible flu, including runny nose, cough, fever, etc.

(2) Children ages 12 and under are not permitted to visit the inpatient units unless they are seeking medical care or have special circumstances. Children may remain in the lobby waiting area but must be accompanied by an adult.

(3) Additionally, visitors are asked to wash their hands before entering a patient’s room and upon leaving. Sinks and waterless hand sanitizers are available in all patient rooms.

The restrictions, which were developed in accordance with guidelines provided by the State Department of Health Services and CDC, are effective immediately and will remain in effect until the CDC removes these recommendations.

About Havasu Regional Medical Center

Havasu Regional Medical Center is a licensed 171 bed acute care facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Providing 24 hour emergency services, it is a Level III Trauma Center accredited by the America College of Surgeons and also a state certified Advanced Life Support Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers and fire department paramedic personnel. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines, including orthopedics, open heart and neurosurgery. More than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians. More information can be found on its website at www.HavasuRegional.com