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Patients & Visitors

South Central Regional Medical Center was founded in 1952 and is currently a 285-bed, public not-for-profit hospital located in Laurel, MS. 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.

SCRMC has been named a COVID-19 Center of Excellence by the Mississippi State Department of Health; and is a certified Baby-Friendly facility by Baby-Friendly USA.

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 Visitation Policy – Effective April 19, 2023

In compliance with CMS and CDC regulations, SCRMC encourages all Patients and Visitors to Wear Face Masks.  If transmission levels are high (red), employees are required to wear masks.  If transmission levels are low (green), employees are encouraged to wear masks.

Open visitation is allowed for family members and friends of inpatients who are not in isolation due to COVID or other medical conditions. Two visitors are allowed at a time. Individuals under the age of 12 are allowed to visit patients at SCRMC with the exception of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Hospital visitation hours are 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., 7 days a week.

Labor and Delivery Unit: Patients in the Labor and Delivery Unit will be allowed to have two support adults in the room. Newborn babies remaining in the room with mothers may make it necessary to limit visiting in the Labor and Delivery area. Children will be able to visit patients following delivery and arrival to the Obstetrical floor.

OB-GYN / Pediatric Unit: Children of any age may visit the Obstetrical floor with newborns in the room. Children must be supervised by a visiting adult at all times. Children may not be left with patients unsupervised by another adult.

Intensive Care Unit: Patients in the ICU are allowed four visitors, ages 12 and up, during the 20-minute visitation period. Visitation times are 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Emergency Department:

  • South Central Emergency Department allows two patient visitors as appropriate in a treatment room for non-COVID/isolated patients. The visitors 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.
  • Inpatient visitors must enter through main entrance of South Central Regional Medical Center, NOT the 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 within SCRMC: Two visitors 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. Children, ages 12 and under, must be supervised by a visiting adult and may not be left with patients unsupervised by another adult.

Long-Term Care Facilities: Due to Long-Term Care facilities being considered a “high-risk environment” the visitation policy will vary. Please contact ComfortCare Nursing Center (601-422-0022) or Jones County Rest Home (601-477-3334) for the latest visitation policy.

South Central Clinics and Rehabilitation Facilities: Patients are allowed to have visitors accompany to a clinical appointment. For OB-GYN clinics, visitation is limited to 2 visitors per patient and no children under 12 are allowed.

South Central Dining Room (Cafeteria): The Dining Room is open to public at this time.

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