Due to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 positive cases across the country and in this community, effective Monday, December 14th, Habersham Medical Center (HMC) will limit all patient visitations.
- Newly admitted Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and those admitted onto the Medical Surgical floor will be allowed one support person during the initial admission process.
- Patients entering the hospital’s Emergency Department will be allowed one support person as needed during their visit.
- HMC’s long-term care and skilled nursing facility, Habersham Home, will continue to maintain its No Visitor’s Policy.
While hospital administration understands the importance of having in-person support of loved ones for long-term care residents and for patients during a hospital stay, the health and safety of our patients and our frontline caregivers during this unprecedented pandemic are of the utmost importance. HMC encourages the loved ones of patients and residents to use alternate methods of communication to stay in contact with hospitalized loved ones, such as phone calls, video chats and/or texting.