Two visitors allowed in most cases
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System instituted a new visitation policy at its hospitals yesterday. Now, patients are allowed two visitors in most cases.
Visitors will be given masks upon entering the hospital and will be required to wear them throughout the duration of their visits. Visitors will also be asked to properly wash or sanitize their hands and may be screened prior to entry. Patients receiving visitors will be required to wear masks as they move throughout the hospital and while visitors are in the room. All visitors must be age 18 or older.
The expanded visitation policy applies to Union Medical Center, Cherokee Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, and both campuses of Spartanburg Medical Center—Church Street and Mary Black.
COVID-19 patients will not be allowed visitors except in certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life.
The hospital system notes that for Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and for the system’s nursing homes, you are asked to contact the facility directly for their most up-to-date visitation policies.
Medical Group of the Carolinas offices allow one support person aged 18 or older for patients requiring special assistance, pediatric patients, and prenatal appointments. For outpatient services, one support person is allowed for each patient undergoing a procedure that requires anesthesia or moderate-to-deep sedation.