We at Perry County Memorial Hospital continue to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and adapt operations to safely care for and support patients. We have come to a point where all necessary procedures and safeguards have been implemented, allowing us to start cautiously reopening hospital and clinical services. Please see below for changes to hospital and clinic operations effective June 22, 2020.
The main entrance to PCMH is open to visitors Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 3:30 PM. Well patients should enter through the main entrance. Patients with respiratory symptoms should use the ER entrance. Both entrances will screen visitors and take their temperature upon entry. To minimize your time in registration, please call (812) 547-7011 prior to your appointment to preregister.
Visitor restrictions will still be in effect. OB patients may have 1 support person with them; surgery patients may have 1 support person with them who will remain in the patient’s room during surgery; however, patients admitted on the second floor of the hospital will be allowed one designated visitor per day. Visiting hours will be from 8 AM to 8 PM daily.
The Hospital cafeteria will remain closed to visitors.
PCMH and Provider Clinics have taken additional steps to ensure safety for patients, visitors, and staff:
Masks: All patients and visitors entering the Hospital or Provider Clinics are required to wear a face mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
Social Distancing: Social distancing remains in effect at PCMH and Provider Clinics. Waiting and registration area furniture has been rearranged to meet the 6-foot distancing guidelines. Labels have also been placed on the floors in waiting areas to distance those who are waiting in line.
Disinfecting: The PCMH Environmental Services team have enhanced disinfecting procedures of all patient areas to ensure spaces remain clean throughout the day.