Tennova Healthcare’s new policy suspends visitors for COVID-19 safety – Clarksville Now

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Tennova Healthcare is asking for the community’s help in maintaining the safety of patients and their healthcare team members. When in the hospital for treatment, the best interest of their patients is to minimize unnecessary exposure to infectious or communicable diseases.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, visitors will no longer be allowed in the hospital until further notice. Other providers in the area are implementing similar practices and Tennova is are asking for the community’s understanding and compliance.

The following special considerations will be made:

  • Visiting a loved one for end-of-life care
  • A visitor vital to the care of the patient (unique communication needs, etc.)
  • Women giving birth may have one birthing partner or caregiver
  • Pediatric Patients may have one parent/guardian or caregiver

All patients must enter through the public Emergency Room Entrance.

For patients with Medical Records requests, please contact us at 931-502-1666 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. Most requests will be able to be handled without having to come to the hospital.

If you would like to drop off a card, gift or other message of encouragement, Tennova Healthcare will happily deliver those to patients. You may also call a patient’s room so they can hear your voice and you can hear how they are doing. The hospital has free Wi-Fi, so you may visit patients using Facetime or another video communication app.

“We appreciate your understanding and compliance,” Tennova Healthcare said in a news release. “With your help, we can maintain a safe environment for all our patients and staff.”

If you have a question about the coronavirus COVID-19, please call the Tennessee Department of Health public information line at (877) 857-2945.