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Coronavirus (covid-19) Information Updated Mon-Fri at 2:00 p.m.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Requests:

Salem Regional Medical Center is accepting donations from the community, including the following unused items:

  • Disposable gowns and gloves
  • N95 or N100 respirator face masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
  • Disposable surgical face masks
  • Face-shields/goggles
  • Disposable head coverings
  • Surgical coveralls/scrubs
  • Surgical booties/shoe-covers
  • Alcohol wipes and 70% alcohol liquid
  • Hand sanitizer
  • UVC disinfection lights/boxes

SRMC will have a community drop-off box right inside the Parking Deck entrance for PPE items:

  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Effective 5/15/2020
  • Other drop-off arrangements can be coordinated by emailing Foundation@salemregional.com.

For more information about making a PPE donation, please contact Amy Reed, SRMC’s Director of Development, at 330-337-2883.

Be A Hero... Help Our Heroes:

We have had many people ask how they can help support SRMC’s preparedness efforts to fight this virus. You can be “our hero” and make a tremendous difference by providing homemade personal protective equipment that our dedicated caregivers can wear, wash and reuse while they serve the people of our communities.

Still Accepting PPE donations

Please Share Your Photo:

Email a photo of you/your group being “our heroes” and sewing PPE. Send photo for SRMC’s Facebook page to: Info@salemregional.com.

-Current Need For Face masks-

Food Donations:

If you would like to make a donation of food to feed our SRMC caregivers, please contact Amy Reed, Director of Development at 330-337-2883, to schedule in advance.

Food from licensed food vendors or pre-packaged/ manufactured items can be dropped off at the ED entrance or Parking Deck entrance.

At SRMC, your health and 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, as we safely resume full operations of the hospital.

service Re-Openings

On Friday, May 1, SRMC began the phased reopening of medically necessary elective surgeries and other needed procedures. Since that time, SRMC is now rescheduling patients for surgeries, testing and other medical procedures that are not related to COVID-19.

PATIENT VISITATION

As of Thursday, June 11, SRMC permits one healthy visitor/support person age 18 or over to visit hospitalized patients or to accompany those seeking emergency or outpatient care.

-Inpatient Visitation: Visitors to the non-COVID care inpatient areas can visit from 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m., but no overnight visitors are permitted. Patients undergoing care for COVID-19 will not be able to receive visitors, with exceptions made for special circumstances, such as end of life care or those who are essential to the well-being and care of the patient.

-ED/Outpatient Services: Patients arriving to be seen in the Emergency Department (ED) or those undergoing outpatient testing, procedures, surgery or oncology treatment can have one visitor per patient accompany them to their destination. Visitors are to remain with their patient in the specific patient care area or in a designated waiting area.

BUILDING ENTRANCES

Effective Friday, May 15, the following entrances are open for patients, visitors and physicians 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.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Here are just some of the enhanced safety precautions we are taking to keep you safe:

-Health Screening: All patients and visitors will undergo a health screening upon arrival. Any visitor who is sick or has a high risk of COVID-19 exposure will not be permitted to enter the facility.

-Face Coverings: SRMC requires all patients and visitors to wear a face covering or mask at all times. Patients and visitors are asked to bring a face covering or mask to wear upon arrival. SRMC will provide a face covering for those who do not have one.

-Social Distancing: Waiting areas have been reconfigured to promote social distancing and visitors are asked to restrict their movement throughout the facility as much as possible. 

-Frequent Sanitization: Enhanced, frequent and strict cleaning and facility procedures help ensure safe environments our patients and staff when they enter our buildings. Our facility teams are putting in extra time, work and important measures to maximize cleanliness and minimize risk for our patients, visitors and staff. All patient care areas, waiting areas and high-touch surfaces are frequently sanitized and disinfected.

Volunteers

As of June 15, we have resumed our volunteer activities in areas that have direct encounters with patients and their visitors. We will be thoughtfully re-evaluating the recall of our remaining volunteer groups over the next few weeks.

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.

Information updated as of 6/22/2020

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

Visitation Expanded

One healthy visitor per patient, age 18 and older, is allowed in almost all areas of the hospital. The visitor can accompany the patient upon arrival, will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and required to wear a face covering. As of Thursday, June 11, SRMC will allow one healthy visitor/support person age 18 or over to visit hospitalized patients or to accompany those seeking emergency or outpatient care.

Inpatient Visitation: Visitors to the non-COVID care inpatient areas can visit from 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m., but no overnight visitors are permitted. Patients undergoing care for COVID-19 will not be able to receive visitors, with exceptions made for special circumstances, such as end of life care or those who are essential to the well-being and care of the patient.

ED/Outpatient Services: Patients arriving to be seen in the Emergency Department (ED) or those undergoing outpatient testing, procedures, surgery or oncology treatment can have one visitor per patient accompany them to their destination. Visitors are to remain with their patient in the specific patient care area or in a designated waiting area.

Safety Precautions: In order to help ensure the health and well-being of patients, visitors and staff; SRMC has implemented several enhanced safety precautions to support expanded visitation.

Designated Entrances: All patients and visitors are to enter through three, designated entrances: the Emergency Department, parking deck garage or bridge walkway. 

Health Screening: All patients and visitors will undergo a health screening upon arrival. Any visitor who is sick or has a high risk of COVID-19 exposure will not be permitted to enter the facility.

Face Coverings: SRMC requires all patients and visitors to wear a face covering or mask at all times. Patients and visitors are asked to bring a face covering or mask to wear upon arrival. SRMC will provide a face covering for those who do not have one.

Social Distancing: Waiting areas have been reconfigured to promote social distancing and visitors are asked to restrict their movement throughout the facility as much as possible. 

Frequent Sanitization: All patient care areas,waiting areas and high-touch surfaces are frequently sanitized and disinfected.

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.

Information updated as of 6/22/2020

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.
Outpatient COVID-19 testing is also provided at SRMC for those who have a physician’s order, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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.)

Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic Closes

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has announced that its Flu and Coronavirus Clinic has closed due to reduced levels of patients seeking treatment for COVID-like symptoms.

“Since mid-March, we have provided care for more than 700 patients through the Clinic,” explained Anita Hackstedde, SRMC President/CEO. “When the virus was at its peak locally, this was a much needed service to help area residents receive the treatment they needed. We appreciate the dedication of our physicians, clinical providers and staff, who have worked tirelessly at the Clinic to provide care.”

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, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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.

“Virtual visits have become especially popular during the pandemic, and will continue to be a part of our new normal,” Dr. Hackstedde added. “Many patients from our affiliated practices have chosen to see their providers virtually from the convenience of their own homes versus traveling to a doctor’s office.We expect that this trend will only increase.”

“SRMC remains ready to serve all of our patients’ needs, not just those related to the coronavirus. Many people have put off important tests, procedures and screenings due to the pandemic and we want them to know that they can safely return to SRMC as their destination for care.”

(Clinic information as of 7/21/2020)

Flu and Coronavirus Clinic Closes

June 12, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has announced that its Flu and Coronavirus Clinic has closed due to reduced levels of patients seeking treatment for COVID-like symptoms.

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SRMC Announces Expanded Visitation

June 10, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has announced that expanded visitation is now in place, loosening some COVID-19 restrictions. One healthy visitor per patient, age 18 and older, will be allowed in almost all areas of the hospital. The visitor can accompany the patient upon arrival, will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and required to wear a face covering.

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SRMC still accepting PPE donations

May 20, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center has received numerous donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) over the last eight weeks to assist with COVID-19 treatment. While the hospital has continued to maintain an adequate supply of PPE, community PPE donations including homemade cloth masks and N-95 masks are still being requested. Cloth masks are especially needed as they are laundered daily and must be replaced after multiple washings.

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Rotary Club of Salem Makes Donation for PPE

April 10, 2020

Rotary Club of Salem presented a donation of $6,150 to the Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis. The majority of the donation will be used to purchase material to make re-usable hospital gowns and surgical caps, which will be sewn by local seamstresses and then put directly into use in patient care areas. The remaining funds will be used to purchase disposable hospital gowns for front-line staff in critical care areas.

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SRMC Asks for Medical Supplies

March 23, 2020

With a surge in COVID-19 cases anticipated in the coming days and weeks, front line medical teams and hospitals are working to prepare. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused international shortages of critical personal protective equipment called PPE, which health care workers need to do their jobs and stay safe.

Salem Regional Medical Center is accepting donations from the community, including the following unused items:

  • Disposable gowns and gloves
  • N95 or N100 respirator face masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
  • Disposable surgical face masks
  • Face-shields/goggles
  • Disposable head coverings
  • Surgical coveralls/scrubs
  • Surgical booties/shoe-covers
  • Alcohol wipes and 70% alcohol liquid
  • Hand sanitizer
  • UVC disinfection lights/boxes
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SRMC Suspends Visitation

March 19, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center is suspending patient visitation indefinitely beginning Friday, March 20. Visitors will not be permitted to enter the building as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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SRMC Opens Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic

March 18, 2020

SRMC opened an Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic to help screen patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms.

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If You Are Seeking Care for Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

As the number of confirmed Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) cases in our state continues to grow, it’s important to understand the next steps you and your significant others should take if you begin experiencing symptoms or are seeking care for COVID-19. Please note, the following information is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

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Stop The Spread of Respiratory Illness

March 12, 2020

Here are some useful resources to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Watch this video from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Video Link
  • Click the button below for an info-graphic from the Ohio Department of Health.
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