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November 11, 2021

SCENIC MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER AMENDS VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline throughout our community, Scenic Mountain Medical Center is pleased to share modifications to our Visitor Policy, effective Nov. 8, 2021.

In line with guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas State Department of Health related to COVID-19, SMMC will have the following visitor restrictions for COVID patients: One visitor for adult COVID patients from 1pm-3pm daily. Pediatric and Obstetric COVID patients will be allowed 2 visitors. Case-by-case exceptions will also be made for special circumstances such as end of life issues.

For all other patients, we will roll back to our normal visitation policy. General visiting hours are from Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Extended visiting hours may be arranged at the discretion of the patient’s physician and the nursing supervisor/director. Only two visitors are allowed in a patient room at any time.

All patients who enter the hospital through available access points will be screened immediately upon arrival. Points of entrance will be limited to:

  • ER main entrance 24/7
  • Main entrance

“Restricting visitation has been a critical need to keep hospital staff and patients safe, but we are pleased to see that our numbers are now in a place where we can welcome back the friends and families of our patients,” said Stacey Brown, President of Scenic Mountain Medical Center. “We understand how difficult it has been for families during this time.”

If you are not a provider working at our facility, a hospital employee, or seeking immediate medical attention, we ask that you avoid the hospital.

If you are experiencing a cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath or have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please call your primary physician doctor’s office. Your physician will help determine whether you may come in for an appointment, or if you should stay at home and await further instruction.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep our community safe.