BIG SPRING, Texas (April 6, 2021)—On Wednesday, Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) will reopen its facility to visitors. Visitors for patients admitted with COVID-19 will still be restricted, but will be opened up for all other patients during set visiting hours.
“Decreasing positivity rates and hospitalization rates in our community related to COVID-19, as well as more people receiving the vaccine, makes us feel more comfortable opening up for visitation. It is also the right move for our patients and their families,” said Rohith Saravanan, chief medical officer at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.”
Visiting hours at Scenic Mountain Medical Center are:
? Monday-Friday from 7 am to 7 pm
? Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
The reopening also applies to non-patient areas of the hospital including the Yellow Rose Café and the Scenic Mountain gift shop.
“Restricting visitation has been a critical need to keep hospital staff and patients safe, but we are pleased to see that our numbers are now in a place where we can welcome back the friends and families of our patients,” said Stacey Brown, president of Scenic Mountain Medical Center. “We understand how difficult it has been for them not to have access to see each other during such a vulnerable time.”
Visitors are required to self-screen upon entrance and to wear a mask at all times while in the
facility. Look for the posted signs at our entrances to self-screen for symptoms, and also familiarize yourself with the infection prevention etiquette. The new visitor policy and hours will go into effect Wednesday, April 7th.
SMMC has taken every precaution and made the necessary preparations to care for patients in a safe, controlled and professional way. For more information visit www.scenicmountainmedical.org
About Scenic Mountain Medical Center
At Scenic Mountain Medical Center, we are committed to caring for patients as we would our own families. We are a full service, acute care, 146-bed community hospital for adults and children, and we understand the importance of delivering world class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. Our specialized services include cardiology, orthopedics, maternity, diagnostic imaging, emergency care with a 24/7 Level IV Trauma Center, wound care, and women's health and breast care services.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.