Kingman, Arizona, December 29, 2020 – Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) CEO, Will McConnell, has expressed a commitment to continue allowing visitation for hospitalized patients – despite the surge of COVID-19 cases in our community.
During the COVID lockdown last spring, KRMC closed to all visitors. In August, the hospital resumed a limited visitation policy with specific safety protocols. Now, KRMC will continue visitation amid an increase in cases.
“We recognize that the support of loved ones is a critical part of healthcare and healing. Because of this, we will never return to zero visitation at KRMC,” stated McConnell. “Since we reinstated visitation, we strive every day to accommodate visitors in a controlled manner – focusing on safety for everyone involved.”
Some visitor restrictions are necessary to limit exposure to COVID. For example, visitors are generally restricted from designated isolation areas.
However, according to McConnell, “Our nursing leadership does everything they can to work out visitation on a case-by-case basis. It’s not in our patients’ best interest to do anything less.”
Before coming to see a patient, visitors should consider the benefit of visiting and understand that they are accepting some risk of illness.
For more information about KRMC’s visiting guidelines, see www.azkrmc.com/covid-19-visitior-guidelines.