RMC Reinstates Door Screening

Posted 8/31/2021 in Regional Medical Center

Keeping our staff, patients, and visitors safe is of the utmost priority at Regional Medical Center (RMC). Due to increasing COVID-19 community spread, illness, and hospitalizations as well as CMS, DIA and OSHA guidance, effective on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, door screening will be reinstated at all of our facilities and clinics. This screening includes getting your temperature checked and answering a few questions. Please be aware and read all signage throughout our facilities. As always, our staff are available to help and care for you.

The following public entrances remain open:

  • Entrance A (River Ridge Pavilion)
  • Entrance B (lower level of original hospital building on East side)
  • Entrance C (near Therapy Services)
  • Entrance C-2 (Procedure Center / Wound Clinic)
  • Entrance D (Pain Management Clinic & UnityPoint Health Cardiology)
  • Entrance E (Emergency & Surgery)
  • Entrance G (Regional Family Health)

“We acknowledge and understand these additional steps are not always easy and can make your visit to our facility take a little longer. Know that we appreciate your compliance, patience, and understanding to help us ensure we are providing the safest environment possible for everyone,” shared Amanda Donlon, RMC Quality Services Manager.

In some locations at RMC, we are trialing the use of thermal cameras for temperature checks of people entering the facility. You will be able to identify these locations as signage will be in place providing instructions. To ensure the thermal camera gets a good temperature check for you, follow this procedure:

  1. Remove hats and/or glasses
  2. Stand in the specified location for 5 seconds
  3. Look at the camera
  4. Then, proceed to staff to answer screening questions

Upon screening completion, each person will get a sticker to wear while in our facility.

Thank you for your compliance and patience with our staff as they are working very hard to care for our community during this pandemic.