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Your Safety is our Top Priority

Our preparedness teams have been working diligently to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and we stand confident and ready to provide care to our community.

PATIENT VISITATION -  as of 11/24/2020

-Inpatient Units: Based on the increased spread of COVID-19 in the community, SRMC is restricting patient visitation to the inpatient units indefinitely. A visitation exception will be considered for special circumstances, such as end of life situations or those who are essential to the well-being and care of patients, i.e. those with significant physical or mental disabilities.

-Outpatient Services and Emergency Department: Patients arriving at SRMC for outpatient testing or procedures (including patients coming to the Emergency Department) may have one support person with them while they are in the facility.

SRMC is taking these necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff; and our visitation policies are updated to reflect national, state and regional efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

-How to Stay Connected: SRMC is using virtual technology to help connect patients and their loved ones during a hospital stay. Click Here to learn more about our “Virtual Visitor” patient video chat service that uses iPads to give patients the ability to hold video conference calls with their loved ones.

Elective Procedures - As of 12/10/2020

Endoscopy and elective surgical procedures are available, but are limited to procedures that have short hospital stays and are not resource intensive. Please check with your physician if you have a question.

BUILDING ENTRANCES

The following entrances are open for patients, physicians and staff to use:

Emergency Department: Open 24/7

Parking Deck Garage: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Weekends 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Bridge Walkway: Weekdays 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Access to Medical Records or Patient Accounting?

People who need access to their medical records or reach patient accounting can enter through the Parking Deck, Walkway or Emergency Department and will be taken to a restricted area, accessible from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. During the weekends, limited access to medical records will also be available.

Volunteers

As of now, we have limited our volunteer activities.

How SRMC is keeping our patients safe

-Universal Health Screening: Patients and staff undergo a health screening upon arrival which includes a thermal body temperature and screening questions to determine potential exposure to COVID-19.

-Face Coverings: SRMC requires all patients and staff to wear a face covering or mask while they are in the facility. SRMC will provide a face covering for those who do not have one.

-Frequent Sanitization: All patient care areas, waiting areas and high-touch surfaces are frequently sanitized and disinfected to help ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff. SRMC’s facility teams are putting in extra time, work and important measures to maximize cleanliness and minimize the risk of exposure to any illness.

-Social Distancing: Waiting areas and public spaces have been reconfigured to promote social distancing.

-For More Information about COVID-19: Click Here to access the most recent info from the CDC website.

Information updated as of 12/10/2020

patient visitation - as of 11/24/2020

-Inpatient Units: Based on the increased spread of COVID-19 in the community, SRMC is restricting patient visitation to the inpatient units indefinitely. A visitation exception will be considered for special circumstances, such as end of life situations or those who are essential to the well-being and care of patients, i.e. those with significant physical or mental disabilities.

-Outpatient Services and Emergency Department: Patients arriving at SRMC for outpatient testing or procedures (including patients coming to the Emergency Department)may have one support person with them while they are in the facility.

SRMC's visitation policies are updated to reflect national, state and regional efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

-How to Stay Connected: SRMC is using virtual technology to help connect patients and their loved ones during a hospital stay. Click Here to learn more about our “Virtual Visitor” patient video chat service that uses iPads to give patients the ability to hold video conference calls with their loved ones.

Access to Medical Records or Patient Accounting?

People who need access to their medical records or reach patient accounting can enter through the Parking Deck, Walkway or Emergency Department and will be taken to a restricted area, accessible from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. During the weekends, limited access to medical records will also be available. All people entering the building will be screened for respiratory illness symptoms and travel or exposure history upon entry.

How SRMC is keeping our patients safe

-Universal Health Screening: Patients and staff undergo a health screening upon arrival which includes a thermal body temperature and screening questions to determine potential exposure to COVID-19.

-Face Coverings: SRMC requires all patients and staff to wear a face covering or mask while they are in the facility. SRMC will provide a face covering for those who do not have one.

-Frequent Sanitization: All patient care areas, waiting areas and high-touch surfaces are frequently sanitized and disinfected to help ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff. SRMC’s facility teams are putting in extra time, work and important measures to maximize cleanliness and minimize the risk of exposure to any illness.

-Social Distancing: Waiting areas and public spaces have been reconfigured to promote social distancing.

-Designated Entrances: All patients are to enter through 3, designated entrances: the Emergency Department, parking deck garage or bridge walkway. These entrances are open as follows:

Emergency Department: Open 24/7

Parking Deck Garage: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Weekends         6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Bridge Walkway: Weekdays 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

-For More Information about COVID-19: Click Here to access the most recent info from the CDC website.

Information updated as of 11/24/2020

Effective June 12, Salem Regional Medical Center has announced that its Flu and Coronavirus Clinic has closed due to reduced levels of patients seeking treatment for COVID-like symptoms.

With the pandemic likely to continue for some time, SRMC advises that people who may be experiencing flu or respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath; can still seek care at the SRMC Emergency Department, which is open and available 24/7. Outpatient COVID-19 testing is also provided at SRMC for those who have a physician’s order.

Patients are also encouraged to check with their primary care physicians if they need medical assistance or to take advantage of virtual visits, which have become more widely available since the pandemic began.

SRMC's Clinic is for any area patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Clinic Hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Effective 6/1/2020
  • No appointment is necessary (last patient is seen at approximately 3:30-3:45 p.m.)
  • The Clinic will see as many patients as possible during operating hours.

Clinic Information Line:

For more information about the clinic, you can listen to a pre-recorded message specifically about this service at:

  • 330-332-7234

NOTE: COVID-19 testing is NOT available at this site for those who do NOT have symptoms:

  • Patients will be evaluated by an SRMC provider in a private exam room equipped with portable negative-air purifying machines. Based on the patient’s symptoms and severity, the provider will evaluate the patient to determine if any testing is necessary, including flu or COVID-19 testing.
  • We will not be providing COVID-19 testing at this site for those who do not have symptoms, and we are conserving our supply of test kits for those who are most severely ill and require hospitalization, in accordance with current recommendations. However, healthcare workers and first responders can come to the Clinic for testing if they are experiencing symptoms.

Covid-19 Testing

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) offers COVID-19 tests at the hospital to those with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 virus or who have been potentially exposed to someone known to have the virus. Testing is also available for patients evaluated through the Flu & Respiratory Clinic at the Columbiana Family Care Center at Firestone Farms.

How To Get Tested AT SRMC's MAIN CAMPUS

  • Physician Order: Contact your healthcare provider to obtain an order for the COVID-19 test.
  • Where to Go: Covid-19 testing is performed in SRMC’s Outpatient Lab and available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Cost: Patients over the age of two can be tested regardless of their ability to pay. If you have health insurance, bring your insurance card with you to the test. If you do not have insurance, bring your driver’s license or proof of identity. Financial assistance for the testing may be provided through the CARES Act/Coronavirus Relief Fund.
  • Type of Test Given: SRMC performs a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, which is a diagnostic test for active coronavirus infections only. Your test will be sent to an external lab, with an average turnaround time of 3-5 days to receive your results.

FLU & respiratory clinic (at firestone farms in columbiana)

Those with flu or respiratory symptoms can be evaluated and treated at the Flu and Respiratory Clinic in Columbiana by a primary care provider from the Columbiana Family Care Center (CFCC). Flu and/or COVID-19 testing may be provided, depending upon the findings during the patient’s visit. Services are available to patients of any age. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Location: 116 Carriage Drive in Columbiana
  • How to Schedule: Call 330-482-3871 to schedule an appointment or walk in during normal operating hours. A separate entrance, waiting room and examination area has been set apart from the patient care areas at the CFCC office.

Those experiencing severe respiratory distress or other life-threatening symptoms should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

How The Clinic WOrks:

Patients visiting the Clinic should enter through the Emergency Department entrance. Patients will be provided a mask upon entry and directed to the Clinic, which is in a dedicated area of the Hospital.

For patient and visitor safety, no visitors will be permitted in the Clinic. (An exception may be made if a support person is essential to a person’s care.)

Outpatient COVID-19 testing is provided at SRMC for those with a physician’s order, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
NEW: COVID-19 ANTIBODY THERAPY

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is offering new antibody treatments for COVID-19 patients, who meet specific high-risk criteria.

What is Antibody Therapy: Potential treatment option for those with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and at high risk of becoming very sick from the virus. The treatment has been shown in clinical trials to reduce COVID-19 related hospitalization for those at high risk for disease progression. The antibodies mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off the virus and are administered as an outpatient IV infusion at SRMC.

Types of Therapy: One of the new antibody treatments available at SRMC is Bamlanivimab, manufactured by Eli Lilly. This synthetic antibody drug, along with Regeneron’s Regn-COV2, were recently made available to designated hospitals across the nation through emergency use authorization from the Food & Drug Administration as a treatment for COVID-19 patients, who meet specific criteria.

Who is Eligible for Treatment: According to product manufacturers, antibody therapy should be administered as soon as possible after a positive COVID-19 test and within 10 days of the onset of symptoms. Potential candidates include the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular or kidney disease, or compromised immune systems.

Treatment is not authorized for patients who are already hospitalized with COVID-19 or who require oxygen therapy due to the virus. Allocations of the antibody therapy have been given to specific hospitals and SRMC has received limited supplies for treatment of the virus.

For More Info: If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are wondering if this treatment might help, talk with your doctor as soon as possible to discuss how the antibody treatment works, what your pre-existing conditions are and if you are a good candidate for this therapy. A physician referral is needed to receive antibody treatment.

(Coronavirus Information as of 12/11/2020)

Effective June 12, Salem Regional Medical Center has announced that its Flu and Coronavirus Clinic has closed due to reduced levels of patients seeking treatment for COVID-like symptoms.

With the pandemic likely to continue for some time, SRMC advises that people who may be experiencing flu or respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath; can still seek care at the SRMC Emergency Department, which is open and available 24/7. Outpatient COVID-19 testing is also provided at SRMC for those who have a physician’s order.

Patients are also encouraged to check with their primary care physicians if they need medical assistance or to take advantage of virtual visits, which have become more widely available since the pandemic began.

SRMC's Clinic is for any area patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Clinic Hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Effective 6/1/2020
  • No appointment is necessary (last patient is seen at approximately 3:30-3:45 p.m.)
  • The Clinic will see as many patients as possible during operating hours.

Clinic Information Line:

For more information about the clinic, you can listen to a pre-recorded message specifically about this service at:

  • 330-332-7234

NOTE: COVID-19 testing is NOT available at this site for those who do NOT have symptoms:

  • Patients will be evaluated by an SRMC provider in a private exam room equipped with portable negative-air purifying machines. Based on the patient’s symptoms and severity, the provider will evaluate the patient to determine if any testing is necessary, including flu or COVID-19 testing.
  • We will not be providing COVID-19 testing at this site for those who do not have symptoms, and we are conserving our supply of test kits for those who are most severely ill and require hospitalization, in accordance with current recommendations. However, healthcare workers and first responders can come to the Clinic for testing if they are experiencing symptoms.
Dr. Joseph Rettig, SRMC’s Medical Director of the Emergency Department, was in the first phase of healthcare workers and physicians to receive the vaccine.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

On December 23, Salem Regional Medical Center launched its first official day of providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to frontline healthcare workers and physicians. SRMC administered all of the 580 doses it originally received through a joint distribution from the Columbiana County General Health District and the East Liverpool and Salem City Health Departments. SRMC is currently completing the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Phase1A vaccinations of area healthcare professionals and group homes, and is moving into Phase 1B vaccinations for community members at highest risk.

Phase 1B Community Distribution: Our Hospital continues to work in partnership with Columbiana County's Vaccination Taskforce to prioritize vaccines for those at highest risk, in accordance with Governor Mike DeWine's phased approach to immunize Ohio's priority groups, who are at highest risk of exposure.

SRMC Public Vaccine Clinic - FULL

No More Appointments Are Available for SRMC's Vaccine Clinic on 1/22/21

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How The Clinic WOrks:

Patients visiting the Clinic should enter through the Emergency Department entrance. Patients will be provided a mask upon entry and directed to the Clinic, which is in a dedicated area of the Hospital.

For patient and visitor safety, no visitors will be permitted in the Clinic. (An exception may be made if a support person is essential to a person’s care.)

Updates to this information will be posted as SRMC receives more specific details regarding the vaccine distribution.

You may also call SRMC's Vaccine Hotline at 330-332-7234 for more information, or CLICK HERE for vaccine information from the Ohio Department of Health.

CLICK HERE for additional information provided by the specific vaccine manufacturers.

(COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of 1/15/2021)

SRMC's COVID-19 Response Fund

Through SRMC’s COVID-19 Response Fund, you can help provide the vital tools to help diagnose, treat and prevent the coronavirus; as well as support our frontline caregivers with essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies while they care for and protect our patients. To make a donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund, contact Amy Reed, Director of Development, 330-337-2883 or foundation@salemregional.com.

DONATE SUPPLIES AND PPE

SRMC is also accepting donations, including the following unused and unopened items:

  • Disposable gowns and non-latex gloves
  • Masks: N95 or N100 respirator face masks; surgical, isolation or ear loop masks
  • Face shields/goggles
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
  • Surgical coveralls, scrubs, shoe coverings
  • Disinfecting wipes/cleaners/hand sanitizer (must be 70% alcohol liquid)

To coordinate supply drop-offs, please contact Amy Reed, Director of Development, 330-337-2883 or foundation@salemregional.com.

DONATE FOOD

We are humbled by the generosity of the members of our community who have asked how they can support our staff during this critical time. If you would like to make a donation of food for our SRMC caregivers, please contact Amy Reed, Director of Development, 330-337-2883 or foundation@salemregional.com.

Food from licensed food vendors or pre-packaged manufactured items can be dropped off at the ED entrance or Parking Deck entrance. All food donations to SRMC staff must be scheduled at least 3 business days before delivery.

Information updated as of 11/30/2020

Effective June 12, Salem Regional Medical Center has announced that its Flu and Coronavirus Clinic has closed due to reduced levels of patients seeking treatment for COVID-like symptoms.

What Is SRMC’s Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic?

Salem Regional Medical Center’s Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic is for any area patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

Where is the Clinic Located?

The Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic is accessible only through SRMC’s Emergency Department (ED) entrance. Patients visiting the Clinic should park in the ED parking lot at the west end of the campus.

What are the Clinic Hours?

The Clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last patient is seen at approximately 3:30-3:45 p.m.), Effective 6/1/2020

Do I Need an Appointment?

No appointments are necessary to visit the Clinic.

How Does the Clinic Work?

Patients visiting the Clinic should enter through the Emergency Department entrance. Patients will be provided a mask upon entry and directed to the Clinic, which is in a dedicated area of the Hospital.

For patent and visitor safety, no visitors will be permitted. (An exception may be made if a support person is essential to a person’s care).

Patients will be evaluated by an SRMC provider in a private exam room equipped with portable negative-air purifying machines. Based on the patient’s symptoms and severity, the provider will evaluate the patient to determine if any testing is necessary, including flu or COVID-19 testing.

SRMC will not be providing COVID-19 testing at this site for those who do not have symptoms, and we are conserving our supply of test kits for those who are most severely ill and require hospitalization, in accordance with current recommendations. However, healthcare workers and first responders can come to the Clinic for testing if they are experiencing symptoms.

Will I Receive a Bill for My Clinic Visit?

Patients with insurance should bring their insurance card to their Clinic visit. As with any provider visit, your insurance will be billed for any medical services or testing needed during your Clinic visit. Uninsured or self-pay patients who meet the guidelines for financial assistance may be eligible for assistance with their bill.

How much will the COVID-19 test cost?

The cash price for COVID-19 is $100.

Is There An Information Line I Can Call Specific To The Clinic?

There is an information line that includes a pre-recorded message with information specific to the Clinic. The information line can be reached by calling 330-332-7234.  The line is for general questions about the Clinic only.  The public is encouraged to call 911 for medical emergencies.

Where Can I Find Information About the Coronavirus?

For information or questions about the Coronavirus, you can call the Ohio Department of Health’s Call Center at 1-833-427-5634. The Call Center is staffed from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. seven days a week.

You can also find information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, www.cdc.gov, including information on what to do if you think you are sick; and on the Ohio Department of Health’s website at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Information current as of June 12, 2020

SRMC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is Full

January 15, 2021

No more appointments are being accepted for Salem Regional Medical Center's Vaccine Clinic on Friday, January 22 between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Vaccine Clinic’s schedule is full and at maximum capacity, based on the supply of vaccines to be received next week from the Ohio Department of Health.

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Columbiana County Partners Begin Vaccinating Those 80 and Older

January 15, 2021

The Columbiana County COIVD-19 Vaccination Task Force is happy to announce efforts to begin distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in Columbiana County to those in Phase 1B of Ohio’s Vaccination Distribution Plan.

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SRMC Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccine

December 23, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) launched its first official day of providing Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to frontline healthcare workers and physicians. SRMC expects to administer all of the 580 doses it has received through a joint distribution from the Columbiana County General Health District and the East Liverpool and Salem City Health Departments.

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SRMC Receives Covid-19 Vaccine

December 22, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has announced that it has received its first shipment of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, which represents a much-needed symbol of hope for SRMC frontline caregivers and physicians, who have been tirelessly fighting Covid-19 since March. The first shipment was delivered to Columbiana County’s three health departments, then given to Salem Regional Medical Center to begin vaccinating their frontline workforce as recommended in Ohio’s vaccination plan.

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Joint Statement Regarding Vaccine Distribution

December 16, 2020

According to Columbiana County Health Commissioner Wes Vins, M.S., the County is expecting its first round of the Covid-19 vaccine to be shipped before Christmas. “We have not been officially notified as to when the vaccine will arrive and the exact amount, but we expect approximately 1,000 doses to be allocated to our county in this first round. Our County’s Vaccination Task Force is ramping up our infrastructure so we can quickly send these first doses to hospital caregivers, who are directly on the front lines.”

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Flu & Respiratory Clinic at Columbiana Family Care Center

December 4, 2020

The Columbiana Family Care Center (CFCC) at Firestone Farms provides a walk-in clinic and testing site for patients of all ages with flu or respiratory symptoms, who do not require emergency room care. Patients can be seen in the Flu and Respiratory Care Clinic for evaluation and treatment by a CFCC primary care provider. Flu and/or Covid-19 testing may be provided through the clinic, depending upon the findings during the patient’s visit.

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SRMC Limits Visitation

October 30, 2020

Based on the increased spread of COVID-19 in the community, Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is restricting patient visitation indefinitely, beginning Friday, October 30.

Visitors will not be permitted to enter the building as a precaution to lower the risk of transmitting the flu or COVID-19. A visitation exception will be considered for special circumstances, such as end of life situations or those who are essential to the well-being and care of patients, i.e. those with significant physical or mental disabilities.

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