Patients & Visitors

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Patients & Visitors

South Central Regional Medical Center is a 285-bed, public not-for-profit hospital located in Laurel, MS founded in 1952. The hospital primarily serves a 4-county area: Jones County, Jasper County, Wayne County and Smith County. The primary focus of the South Central Regional Medical Center Health System is to provide excellent healthcare services to the residents of South Central Mississippi and to improve the quality of life in the region.

With more than 80 physicians on staff representing 28 medical specialties, South Central continues to meet the healthcare needs of a growing region. With over 2,100 employees throughout the health system, the highly skilled healthcare professionals work with cutting-edge technologies and offer the most modern diagnostic and treatment options.

Mission of South Central Regional Medical Center: Excellent Care and Service. Every Patient. Every Interaction. Every Time.

Vision of South Central Regional Medical Center: By providing excellent care and service, we will become the healthcare provider of choice.

Updated Visiting Hours – Effective August 3, 2021

SCRMC is pleased to announce the expansion of patient visitation at the hospital. Open visitation is allowed for family members and friends of inpatients who are not in isolation due to COVID or other medical conditions. Two patient visitors at a time are allowed.

Hospital visitation hours are 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., 7 days a week. ICU visitation hours are 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., 7 days a week, with a 20 minute visitation period.

As with most hospitals, some restrictions still apply. Individuals under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patients at SCRMC. All who enter South Central will be required to wear a mask.*

Labor and Delivery Unit: patients who are in the Labor and Delivery Unit will be allowed to have ONE support person in the unit and patient room. Newborn babies remaining in the room with mothers may make it necessary to limit visiting on the Obstetrical floor.

Emergency Department:

  • South Central Emergency Department allows ONE patient visitor in a treatment room for non-COVID/isolated patients. This visitor must remain with the patient during the visit.
  • The Emergency Department does not allow visitors  for COVID positive patients.
  • NO COVID positive visitors are allowed with patients.
  • NO children under the age of 12 may visit Emergency Department patients.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed to wait in Emergency Department Lobby. Only patients being treated are allowed in lobby.
  • Inpatient Visitors must enter through main entrance of South Central Regional Medical Center, NOT Emergency Department entrance.

Isolated Patient Area: Isolated patient areas are designated in the hospital. No patient visitation will be allowed in these areas except for special clinical circumstances. Patients who require full time assistance or care will be allowed to have one care taker in the room with the patient at all times. This determination will be made by the admitting physician or nurse.

Outpatient Areas: ONE visitor, age 12 or older, are allowed in the hospital with patients having outpatient test or procedures. However, restrictions may apply within the outpatient department.  Visitors may wait in nearby waiting areas.

All who enter South Central will be required to wear a mask.*

EFFECTIVE 6:00 a.m. on 8/3/2021 the mask policy for the Hospital and Clinics below will be in effect.

GENERAL INFORMATION

In an effort to keep a mask policy that is in line with current guidelines, current emergency proclamations, and local COVID prevalence, SCRMC recommends the following mask policy. It is in line with the most recent MSDH guidance and CDC guidance (1,2).

HOSPITAL AND CLINICS

All employees, patients and visitors are required to wear a mask throughout the hospital and clinics.