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McLeod Health Announces Modified Visitation for Hospitals in Florence, Cheraw and Clarendon

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 Effective June 4, 2020, McLeod Health is modifying its visitation restrictions at McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Cheraw and McLeod Health Clarendon. 

Moving forward, these changes in visitor restrictions will allow emergency department patients, inpatients and individuals undergoing outpatient procedures to have ONE designated visitor over the age of 18 for the duration of their hospital stay. Children under the age of 18 cannot visit at this time. All visitors will also be required to wear a face mask and visitor-issued armband/ID at all times. Any visitors exhibiting signs or symptoms of illness will be asked not to visit patients.

The NO visitation policy is still in effect for COVID-19 positive patients or COVID-19 rule-out patients under any circumstances.

On the campus of McLeod Regional Medical Center, patients of the McLeod Cancer Center may have one visitor accompany them to the hospital. For the protection of our Cancer Center patients, the visitor is asked to not enter the hospital and no visitors are allowed in the waiting rooms. In the McLeod Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric patients may have 2 designated visitors consisting of parents, legal guardians or caregivers. 

McLeod Health Cheraw will continue restrictive visitation in the hospital, however patients undergoing elective surgery will be allowed to have one visitor accompany them. In addition, McLeod Health Darlington will retain its no visitor standards.

An exception to the visitation restrictions remains in place for end-of-life patients. In these cases, the attending physician or nursing supervisor can permit additional visitors (greater than two) to see the patient. 

The Universal Masking policy for McLeod Health, effective since May 7, 2020, also requires all physicians, employees, visitors, and incoming patients arriving for care, testing or moving throughout the facility to wear a mask (cloth or level 1) while on a McLeod Health campus or in a physician office.

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