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KRMC updates visitor policies

Written by The Bee

August 12, 2020

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 Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) announced two updates to its visitor policies today:

  1. Effective Thursday, August 13, the Emergency Department (ED) will allow one visitor/support person to accompany each patient within the following guidelines. Visitors to the ED must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have no symptoms of illness
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Stay with the patient in their room
  • Consider the benefit of visiting and understand that they are accepting some risk of illness

  1. Effective Monday, August 17, masks with one-way filters or valves will no longer be accepted as proper face coverings.

Masks are required to prevent droplets of saliva and mucus from spreading between people. Masks with one-way valves filter air that the wearer breathes in, but they may allow for the escape of droplets when the wearer exhales.

Appropriate face coverings include:

  • Cloth masks
  • Cone masks (such as a dust mask or N95)
  • Surgical masks

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, KRMC monitors relevant data to inform our policies and procedures.

“We know that loved ones and family members are an important part of healthcare, and at this time we believe it is reasonably safe for our patients to have that support when they come to us for care,” said Will McConnell, KRMC CEO.

To learn more about KRMC’s response to COVID-19, visit azkrmc.com/covid-19.

Photo caption: Masks with one-way filters may allow droplets to escape when the wearer exhales. Effective Monday, August 17, KRMC will not accept these masks as proper face coverings.

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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