May 07, 2020
Jacksonville, Fl – Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville has a change in its visitor policy and will now be allowing one visitor per patient. The visitor who must be screened and wearing a mask at our entrance, will be allowed to accompany a patient during procedures and while the patient is hospitalized. Memorial staff will continue to offer virtual visitation to help patients stay connected to their loved ones throughout their stay.
“We understand the power that family has in the healing process. We know surgery makes people anxious under normal circumstances, and given recent events, we realize it’s more important than ever to have family there to hold their hand and provide reassurance. We know a patient’s mental health and well-being leads to faster recover times and better overall outcomes for their long-term health,” said Cory Darling, Chief Operating Officer of Memorial.
With the relaunch of surgical services, the hospital has implemented numerous other enhanced practices to keep its staff, physicians and patients safe. “From a separate, dedicated entrance to enhanced screenings, universal masking, redesign of waiting rooms and additional deep cleanings, our staff is working to make sure every attention is paid to ensure a safe environment for patients and visitors alike,” added Darling. “We know these will help our community feel safer when seeking health care at Memorial.”
About Memorial Hospital
Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO,) Memorial is a full service, acute care, Level II Trauma hospital with 454 inpatient beds and free standing emergency rooms throughout northeast Florida. Memorial is known as a leader in quality, compassionate healthcare with a reputation maintained through excellent staff, along with programs of technological advances, growth and expansion to meet the ongoing needs of the community. Memorial Hospital serves the entire First Coast area.
Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.