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Cookeville Regional Medical Center encourages families to stay updated with their hospitalized loved ones via phone with calling and texting as well as video apps like FaceTime.
The patient’s physician or the charge nurse may restrict the number of visitors or visiting hours at their discretion.
Restricted areas are:
Children under the age of 12 may be allowed to visit in patient care areas only after receiving special permission from the charge nurse on the floor to be visited. This precaution is taken in order to reduce the chances of compromising our patients through the spread of infectious diseases. During certain times of the year, visitation may be restricted due to the risk of spreading infectious diseases such as Influenza during flu season. Children must remain under adult supervision at all times in the public waiting areas of the hospital or in the patient room when visiting.
The nursing staff is authorized to allow children under the age of 12 to visit patients in the critical care/ICU under special circumstances. These circumstances depend on the specific situation, the psychosocial needs of the patient and family members and the severity of the illness. No children are allowed in the Critical Care Unit until they are interviewed by the nurse as to recent febrile or rash illness and are shown to be a febrile, without rash and not recently exposed to illness.
Physicians reserve the right to deny visitation by children and/or adults for the health of their patient(s).
Visitors are prohibited from entering patient rooms when signs are posted requesting no visitors, as it may be part of the treatment ordered by the patients’ physician.
Due to fire and safety regulations, visitors are prohibited from convening in hallways and walkways.
Any visitor entering the facility after 9 p.m. must enter through the Emergency Department lobby. If the visitor wishes to visit an area other than the ED, they must enter through the East Entrance, be signed in by a security officer and be issued a badge with a 24-hour expiration date. This is known as the ePass system.
The patient or family should designate one contact person within the family for patient updates. The patient’s nurse will call that contact person daily with an update between 2–4 p.m. Cookeville Regional asks family members and caregivers refrain from calling the nursing unit for information unless it is an emergency.
A. The patient has the right to choose who may visit them.
B. The patient has the right to withdraw visitation consent at any time.
C. The patient’s visitation wishes may be in his or her advance directive.
Those visitors allowed in the medical center will be screened before being allowed to visit patients. Screening will consist of a list of questions to determine risk of illness.
*ALL VISITORS MUST BE 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
LIMITED ENTRY POINTS FOR THE PUBLIC
Only three entrances will remain open for entry by the general public:
(The Cancer Center entrance will remain open for Cancer Center patients only. No other visitors may access the hospital from that entrance.)
Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusion for early treatment for COVID-19. The infusion contains proteins called monoclonal antibodies that help fight COVID-19 to prevent the infection from getting worse and preventing hospitalization.
The infusion is given in an outpatient COVID Infusion area inside the hospital. Patients that have a positive COVID test and an order from their provider may be eligible to receive the infusion.
The drug is administered through a vein over at least 30 seconds and patients should be observed for one hour following administration. Please allow at least two hours for the appointment.
Your healthcare provider may refer you to Cookeville Regional for administration of the drug by faxing the following information to Cookeville Regional registration office at 931-783-2266 (phone number: 931-783-2630).
If you cannot reach your healthcare provider quickly and you think you meet the criteria described above, you may go to Cookeville Regional Urgent Care at 340 N. Cedar Ave. to be checked for candidacy for this medication. Urgent Care is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week.
You will be called by our infusion staff to schedule your appointment.
Enter through the East Entrance of the hospital. Tell the door screener you are here for COVID medication IV infusion.
When coming to your appointment, you must wear a mask.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center has a COVID vaccine clinic weekly for employees and the public.
The clinic is held every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the North Patient Tower lobby.
No appointment is needed, but for those getting a follow-up vaccine will need to present their card.
Only two vaccines are available: Pfizer and Moderna.