Visitor Rules and Guidelines
As of Thursday March 3, 2022 at 6:30 am, non-COVID-19 patients at Huntsville Memorial Hospital will be allowed TWO healthy visitors at a time with the expectation that the visitors and the patient will be masked at all times.
Policies and Procedures
Click on the plus sign to open up helpful information about HMH COVID-19 policies. These practices are updated periodically in keeping with CDC recommendations.
Current Visitation Rules
- Visitors must be 12+.
- All approved visitors will be screened for temperature, respiratory symptoms and possible exposure upon entry to the hospital.
- Visitors will not be granted access if screening is failed or refused.
- Visitors will be fitted with a screening bracelet, which must be worn at all times during the visit.
- Visitors are required to wear an FDA-approved mask and practice social distancing.
- Visitors are required to stay in the patient’s room during their visit.
- Hand sanitizing will be required upon entry to the facility and at intermittent locations.
- In the interest of infection control, the visiting of multiple patients by one person will not be allowed.
- Visitation may be limited for COVID-19 patients- visitors should check with the patient’s unit or nurse prior to arrival at the hospital.
- Visitation for End or Life or Special Circumstances require AOC Approval
Policies and Procedures
Visiting hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in non-critical care areas.
- Surgical procedure visitors may escort the patient to registration and remain in the designated waiting rooms/lobbies during the patient’s procedure.
- Outpatient Procedures / Testing – Please limit bringing visitors with you for testing, treatment and therapy unless needed. Visitors will be subject to the screening and protection criteria.
- Women & Children’s Health Services visitation guidelines have been developed to reflect the unique needs of the population served.
- Visitors & Outpatient Procedures / Testing Patients should use the Main Entrance of the Hospital for entrance.
Though Huntsville Memorial Hospital has taken every known precaution to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the contagious nature of the coronavirus means that a possibility remains that you could still contract the virus while in any public place, including the hospital. Please follow the guidelines set out by staff and signage to protect yourself and decrease the risk of exposure. HMH assumes no responsibility should transmission of coronavirus/COVID-19 occur during any visitation of the hospital facility.
Slow the Spread
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not live with you.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- CDC website
- Texas Department of Health Services – DSHS has a decidated call center that is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 1-877-570-9779.
- Cases & Latest Updates
- Walker County Office of Emergency Management
SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION
Huntsville Memorial Hospital is proud to recognize outstanding team members through two award programs. The WOW Award is an HMH program that allows patients, family members or colleagues to recognize employees who go extra mile to make HMH a great place to be. This recognition program is available to all HMH employees.
The DAISY Award is an international nursing recognition program started when family experienced first-hand the difference nurses made in the care of a loved one. The DAISY Award provides a channel to express gratitude to nurses and to help other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses. HMH offers this recognition program for those who want to thank a nurse for their outstanding care.
Please visit DAISYFoundation.org to learn more about Pat’s story and how The DAISY Award recognizes Extraordinary Nurses.
Recognize a Huntsville Memorial Hospital nurse by nominating them for a Daisy Award.
Recognize any HMH staff member by nominating them for a WOW Award.
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