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New Visitation Levels Policy at Southwell facilities
02/09/2021

To protect our patients, staff, and community during the outbreak of COVID-19, visitor restrictions are in effect for Southwell Facilities: Tift Regional Medical Center, Southwell Medical, Southwell Health and Rehabilitation, and all clinics and departments of these facilities. We are using four new visitation levels — yellow, orange, red and purple — to protect our patients and caregivers and limit the spread of COVID-19. The visitation levels are based on data about how COVID-19 is spreading, including state and county public health information. To view these guidelines, please click here: https://bit.ly/36LBjki.

As of Monday, February 8, Southwell will be at Level Orange, pictured in this post. Visitation hours are from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day. Thank you for your understanding. Exceptions to visitation are at the discretion of the provider. Southwell Facilities recognize that support from friends and family can play a positive role in the healing process. Even when you can’t visit in person, we encourage you to stay connected virtually. We ask our patients and families to partner with our healthcare professionals.

For our patients who are able to communicate for themselves and make decisions, we ask that the patient contact their loved ones directly with his or her progress toward recovery. For our patients who need assistance or cannot communicate for themselves, our team of healthcare professionals will contact the patient’s next of kin or emergency contact to give information and updates. We ask that this designated contact share the updates with other family members. Southwell Health and Rehabilitation follows the CDC guidelines and is unable to allow visitors at this time unless for compassionate care reasons.

To reach a patient advocate, please call our Healthcare Concierge at (229) 353-CARE. PLEASE NOTE: All visitors must wear a mask, participate in the required screening process and sanitize their hands. Visitation guidelines are subject to change if safe physical distancing isn’t possible.