Memorial Health Limits Additional Entrances & Implements New Visitor Restrictions to Protect Against Coronavirus

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Memorial Health has not received any patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.

In our continuing efforts to protect our patients, guests and caregivers, we will implement the following changes effective Monday, March 16.

Public entrances to the hospital will be:

ER (24/7)

Monday – Friday

Main Hospital Entrance (5:30am – 7pm)

Heart & Vascular Institute (5am – 7pm)

Day Surgery (4:30am – 4pm)


Main Hospital Entrance (7am – 7pm)

Heart & Vascular Institute (7am – 7pm)

Additional visitation restrictions will be implemented:

Only one (1) well adult visitor per patient at all times

Visitation hours are 6am – 7pm

Children 18 and under will not be allowed to visit

Special consideration will be given to those in critical care, neonatal intensive care unit, maternity center and at the Children’s Hospital, on a case-by-case basis.            

When visitors or patients arrive on campus, they should utilize the public entrances. Greeters will be screening at those entrances with a list of basic questions to help ensure that patients get the care they need while not potentially exposing others to the virus.

Please do not visit the hospital if you:

Have a fever

Have a cough or shortness of breath and have traveled outside the US in the past 14 days

Have had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19