YRMC allowing limited visitation due to fewer patients with COVID-19
Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) eased visitation restrictions from “substantial” to “moderate” levels Monday, March 1, following a decrease in the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
Visitation restrictions remain in place at YRMC’s main campus and facilities throughout Yuma County. The “moderate” tier of YRMC’s visitation plan allows visitors limited access, with policies tailored to the specific needs of each area and its patients. All visitors must be 18 years or older.
YRMC uses visitation restrictions to protect the health of its patients, employees and community. Restrictions are adjusted to best fit current needs.
Patients hospitalized in YRMC’s main bed tower (including ICU) are now allowed two pre-designated visitors (one per day) for the duration of their stay, one per day. Visitation hours for those areas are 10 AM to 6 PM.
Patients at YRMC’s outpatient clinics and facilities may bring one companion per visit.
Current visitation policies include:
- COVID/Isolation Rooms: One pre-designated companion - One hour per day – 10 AM to 6 PM
- Emergency Department: One companion for duration of visit
- Surgery: Special exceptions only
- Cancer Center: One companion for clinic visits, none for cancer treatment
- LD/ Mother-Baby: One companion per stay – all hours
- NICU/Pediatrics: Two parents or legal guardians – all hours
YRMC is grateful for the community’s incredible patience and understanding as we continue to work together to protect the health and wellbeing of Yuma County.