HMH Updates (March 17, 2020)

Temporary Suspension of Elective Procedures

 Elective Procedures:

  • Diagnostics and Imaging:
    • HMH Outpatient Diagnostic and Imaging centers remain open.
    • Diagnostic procedures (ex. diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies, etc.) remain scheduled.
    • Routine screenings (ex. screening mammograms, low-dose CT Scan, etc.) have been postponed.
    • Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians will determine which procedures will be postponed and rescheduled.
  • Surgical:
    • In response to the recommendation of the U.S. Surgeon General, the American College of Surgeons, the Kentucky Hospital Association and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, HMH will suspend all elective surgical procedures.
    • HMH staff will call to reschedule appointments.
    • Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians will determine which procedures will be postponed and rescheduled.

 

HMH Temporary Visitation Guidelines

 HMH is closely monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  To protect patients, as well as the staff and community and in an abundance of caution, Hardin Memorial Health has temporarily implemented the following visitation guidelines until further notice.

  • 1 Adult, healthy visitor over age 18 per patient at a time for patients in medical/surgical adult units, Critical Care (CCU) and Intensive Care (ICU) units, Palliative, Emergent and Hospice Care.
  • 1 Adult healthy visitor per patient over the age of 18 during the hospitalization in BirthPlace/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • No visitation per the Kentucky Department for Public Health recommendations in the Skilled-Nursing Unit
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation on HMH main campus is closed until further notice.
  • HMH Auxiliary program has been temporarily suspended.
  • HMH Auxiliary Gift Shop is open from Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • All other HMH offices and locations are open to care for patients.

All visitors will be screened at entrances for fever, cough, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms. Those identified to have symptoms will not be permitted to visit. Anyone who has traveled to a high-risk area for COVID-19 or had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 will also not be allowed to visit hospital patients.

We encourage visitors to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.

 

Flu-like/Respiratory Symptoms Patient Hotline: (270) 979-7777

  • Nurses will field questions and direct patients to the appropriate level of care. The hotline open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hotline use should be limited to those with symptoms or those with a loved one experiencing symptoms, such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, please seek reliable, up-to-date, information.  Recommended sources are:

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services – kycovid19.ky.gov or Public Hotline: 1-800-722-5725
  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department – ltdhd.org
  • Hardin Memorial Health – hmh.net or Flu-like/Respiratory Symptom Patient Hotline: (270) 979-7777

 

HMH Entrances

Emergency Department patients should enter through the normal Emergency Department entrance

  • Visitors and those receiving outpatient services will enter through:
    • Main Registration/Patient Pick –Up (front of building off Dixie Avenue)
    • North Tower (near Layman)
  • Diagnostic and Imaging on the Main Campus (located off of Woodland Drive) is open for patients with physician or advance practice clinician orders only.