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KRMC CEO commits to continuing patient visitation

Written by The Bee News

December 29, 2020

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KRMC CEO commits to continuing patient visitation

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-visitor- guidelines.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center
(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region's best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

 

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