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Conway Medical Center adjusts visitor policy due to COVID-19

Conway Medical Center ready to shift to next phase in vaccine distribution
Conway Medical Center ready to shift to next phase in vaccine distribution
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 9:44 AM EDT
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CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - Another Grand Strand hospital has adjusted its visitor policy amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Conway Medical Center said Saturday that no visitors will be allowed in its Emergency Department, with exceptions made for pediatric and elderly patients.

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Masks are also required at all times for patients, visitors and staff in all CMC facilities.

The hospital has also implemented the following additional restrictions:

  • One visitor per patient at a time
    • Additional visitors must wait outside the facility until they’re able to switch
    • Exceptions can be made for laboring mothers, pediatric patients and end-of-life situations
  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients in isolation, except under end-of-life or other special circumstances
  • Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

As of Friday, CMC said it had 17 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, all of which had not been vaccinated against the virus. Officials also said nine of those patients were in the ICU while three others were on a ventilator.

“Conway Medical Center continues to urge everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” officials said in a statement.

CMC says its COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Socastee is open each weekday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. It’s located at the hospital’s location at 6010 Hwy. 707 in Myrtle Beach.

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