March 14, 2020 – In light of the national and state public health
emergency related to COVID-19, Southeast Georgia Health System is taking
extra precautions in an effort to minimize the spread of the illness in
the community. Beginning the morning of Monday, March 16, 2020, the Health
System will institute more stringent visitation restrictions at all hospital
locations as follows:
- Visitation hours will now be from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Each patient will be allowed one visitor at a time.
- Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- Visitors may be asked to submit to a brief health screening to ensure they
do not have coronavirus symptoms. Any visitor who shows signs of illness
will be asked to kindly leave.
The Health System will also discontinue accepting flower and gift deliveries.
Visitors should take flowers to patients themselves or schedule deliveries
to patient homes.
“We understand the importance of family and friends being able to
visit loved ones during their hospital stay,” says
Michael D. Scherneck, president and chief executive officer, Southeast Georgia Health System.
“However, the current circumstances surrounding the coronavirus
require us to temporarily adjust our Visitation Policy in order to prevent
potential exposure. I would like to thank the members of our community
for their understanding and for adhering to this policy to help us keep
our patients, their family members, and our team members protected and
healthy during this time.”
Updated information on Southeast Georgia Health System’s response
to coronavirus is available on our