Published on March 17, 2020

Milford Regional Restricts Visitors, Limits Medical Services to Protect Patients From COVID-19 Exposure     

In order to protect patients and staff from the risk of potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Milford Regional Medical Center has enhanced visitor restrictions, canceled all elective surgeries and has limited outpatient services.

Effective immediately, the following restrictions are now in effect: 

Visitor Restrictions

There are no visitors allowed in the hospital, except for the following exceptions:

  • In maternity, the birthing partner is allowed.
  • One parent or guardian is allowed for their child.
  • Visitors for a patient at end of life or who has died may be waived at the discretion of the charge nurse or nursing supervisor.

All patients and visitors must enter through the Hill Health Center, Imaging Center entrance or Emergency Department. The Main Lobby entrance will be closed.

All patients and visitors will be screened before entering the Medical Center. The following will not be allowed to enter:

  • Those who have had close contact with someone who has tested POSITIVE for Covid-19; those who traveled within the past 14 days to China, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy, Iran or Japan; or those who work with or have had contact with employees of Biogen within the past 14 days.
  • Those who have a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.

Visitors who pass the screening must wear a visitor tag at all times and it expires in 24 hours.

Medical Services

  • Elective surgery:  Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all elective surgery will be canceled.
  • Routine Screenings: Routine screenings should be rescheduled; however, patients are encouraged to discuss this with their primary care provider.                                           
  • Outpatient Services: When possible, outpatient services should be rescheduled. Once again, patients are encouraged to discuss this with their primary care provider.

As this is an on-going situation, these restrictions and limitations can change at any time. Please check our website for the most updated information.

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