Yuma Regional Medical Center returns to highest level of visitor restrictions for COVID-19
To further protect our patients, staff and community from the spread of COVID-19, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) returned to its highest level of visitor restrictions on Friday, Nov. 13.
To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will no longer be permitted at YRMC locations. Exceptions may be made in specific situations, such as patients who are in serious condition or nearing their end of life, patients in ICU/MOSU, patients in Labor and Delivery and parents of patients who are 21 and younger. Under these special circumstances, only one companion will be allowed in at a time.
Full visitor restrictions will expand to YRMC Cancer Center and all YRMC outpatient clinics/facilities on Monday, Nov. 16.
We understand this will be challenging, but we are committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, our healthcare workers and the community.
To help minimize the impact of the visitor restrictions on our patients, YRMC is working with families to encourage the use of video chat services such as Zoom or Skype. A limited number of electronic tablets are available for virtual visitation. Families are also encouraged, when possible, to help assure that patients are admitted with their smartphones or tablets, along with necessary chargers.
Families, friends and the community in general are also encouraged to use YRMC’s website to send Cheer Cards to patients. By visiting YumaRegional.org/CheerCards, cards aimed at brightening someone’s day can be sent to a specific patient or to an anonymous patient in need. To send a card to the latter, simply fill out “Any Patient” in the name field.
YRMC wants to thank the community for its understanding and cooperation. Yuma is known for its ability to care for each other. Now is the time for calm, courage and kindness.
YRMC is grateful for the dedication of its committed staff each and every day. This is especially true now as we work collaboratively to protect our community from COVID-19. Their number-one and selfless concern is always for the quality and compassionate care of our patients.