Important Public Updates: IMC Hospital Access, Guidelines, etc.


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Important Public Updates: IMC Hospital Access, Guidelines, etc. - Thursday, March 19, 2020


IMC VISITOR SCREENING AND RESTRICTIONS

Iberia Medical Center has further limited visitation at both the Main and North campuses. Visitation is limited to essential visitors only. Essential visitors include ONE of the following, daily:
  • Spouse/Partner of laboring moms
  • Spouse/Partner OR family member of critically ill/dying patient Parent OR guardian of pediatric patient admitted to facility...
  • Spouse/Partner OR family member of special needs patient (i.e. developmentally challenged, mobility issues, etc.)

Reminders:

  • No one under 18 will be allowed to enter either facility.
  • Anyone who enters either facility will still be subjected to the screening process.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our facility safe.


IMPORTANT HOSPITAL PHONE NUMBERS AND HOURS OF OPERATION

For the safety of our patients, physicians and the community, we continue to enforce limited entry into our facilities. The following departments, phone numbers and hours are listed for your convenience:

Medical Records / X-ray CDs / Patient Portal Assistance
337.374.7127 - Monday-Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Business Office Billing & Payments
337.374.7153 / Monday-Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Financial Counselor
337.374.7140 - Monday-Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm


SUSPENSION OF ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES

Hospitals across the country are changing the way care is delivered to prevent COVID-19 exposure to patients, staff and physicians. Iberia Medical Center continues to take a proactive approach to addressing the rapidly changing environment regarding the protection of the hospital and the community. "Hospital leadership and our physicians continue to receive daily guidance from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Our hospital and community preparedness is our top priority as we plan for the immediate future healthcare needs under these current circumstances, states Dionne Viator, Iberia Medical Center CEO.

Today, the Louisiana Department of Health issued a directive to all hospitals in the state to suspend all scheduled/elective surgeries and procedures. This will go into effect immediately.

Iberia Medical Center will continue to perform urgent and emergency surgeries. Physicians, with guidance from IMC Surgical Services, will ultimately be responsible for the determination of whether the procedure or surgery is urgent or an emergency, and what is in the best interest of the patient.


 

 

 


 

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