Coshocton Regional Medical Center announces visitation and surgery changes

| September 1, 2021

Coshocton Regional Medical Center will be postponing elective non-urgent surgeries and some wellness visits beginning Sept. 1, 2021 for a short period of time in response to rising demand on inpatient and emergency department care needs. Emergent and inpatient surgeries will continue to be conducted. Healthcare workers in general are in high demand throughout the nation with personnel shortfalls occurring around the globe. Hospitals nationwide have been impacted by increased needs for healthcare personnel and the global COVID-19 pandemic has placed an additional strain on an already strained healthcare system. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is actively working to shift staffing resources to priority areas until additional staffing resources can be obtained.

Effective today, hospital and clinic patients will be allowed one designated visitor per patient. Visitors must be screened upon entry to the facility and must be 18 years of age or older. No visitors will be permitted for isolated patients. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

Coshocton Regional Medical Center remains committed to the continuing good health of our community. It continues to monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide and remains prepared to care for patients. If you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are encouraged to call the nurse hotline at 740-623-4019 or visit Urgent Care located at 406 S. 15th St., Coshocton. COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available by calling 740-622-0332. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, seek care immediately by visiting the emergency department or by calling 9-1-1.

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