Press release from AdventHealth Hendersonville:
Mar. 21, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville has expanding safety measures for patients due to COVID-19 and is now restricting all visitors at its locations across Western North Carolina. It is vital we take measures to minimize the risk of infection for patients and protect our physicians and team members who are on the frontlines. Our measures are for the protection of everyone, including potential visitors.
“Last week we implemented stricter restrictions for visitors to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. But we now must limit all visitors to protect our patients, physicians and team members, and greater community,” said Jimm Bunch, AdventHealth Hendersonville President and CEO. “This is a decision we reached with the full support of our Chief of Staff, Jeffrey Coston, DO and our leadership team. I want to thank our community in advance for understanding the need for this increased measure for your safety.”
We strongly encourage patients and their loved ones to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime and the telephone.
Visitor Policy Changes
Effective immediately, no visitors will be allowed in AdventHealth Hendersonville facilities. This includes its hospital and AdventHealth Medical Group locations.
Exceptions will be made for OB patients in The Baby Place, who may have one adult support person; for pediatric patients in the ER, who may have one adult with them; and for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life.
In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care.
AdventHealth recognizes the impact this visitation policy will have on patients and their loved ones, and thanks the community for their support in this measure. We will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return.