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05.03.2021

Jackson-Madison Hospital Relaxes Visitation Policy

Jackson, Tennessee (May 3, 2021) – Due to declining volumes of hospitalizations due to novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) and increasing numbers of vaccinated individuals in the community, Jackson-
Madison County General Hospital will begin relaxing visitation policies effective May 3, 2021. The
revised policy will be as follows:

  • All areas will allow two (2) visitors to be with the patient.
  • 1 overnight visitor except in ICU
  • There will be no age restriction
    • Visitation will begin and end as below for all areas  (except the ED who can have visitors at all hours)
      • Monday – Friday: 5am- 8pm
      • Weekend Hours: 7am- 8pm
    • End of Life visitation will remain at 6 visitors with a timeframe at the discretion of the nurse.
    • Visitation for COVID positive patients does NOT change.   No visitors for active COVID patients unless end of life.

“We continue to evaluate our visitation policies on an ongoing basis, and we are happy to be able to
relax the restrictions slightly in an effort to provide a comforting environment for our patients,” said
Deann Thelen, CEO of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

The hospital reserves the right to further restrict visitation to facilities as the situation changes.

The hospital will continue to provide updates as necessary. Follow the organization on social media or
visit www.wth.org for updates.

About West Tennessee Healthcare:

West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.