KRMC tightens visitor restrictions amid COVID surge
Kingman, Arizona, August 16, 2021 – Beginning at 8:00 am Tuesday, August 17, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) will move to Level Three visitor restrictions.
Following the hospital’s commitment to keep safe visitation available to patients and families, KRMC implemented three categories of visitation for hospitalized patients. Level three is the most restrictive.
Under level three restrictions:
- Visitation is allowed at two separate times each day, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and again from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
- Patients can have one visitor at a time.
- Visitors must be 18 and over.
This move comes as COVID-19 cases continue to surge within the hospital and community. As of Monday, August 16, 31 patients were in the hospital with COVID-19, with eight of those patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).
“The upward trend in COVID cases doesn’t seem to be slowing down,” said Will McConnell, KRMC’s president and CEO. “We’re taking every precaution we can to protect our patients and staff while still allowing limited visitors as we know this supports healing.”
For more information about KRMC’s visitation categories, visit www.azkrmc.com.
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.