Rome Memorial Hospital changes name, resumes limited visitation

Rome Memorial Hospital is resuming limited visitation at the facility after suspending all inpatient visits in November.

Posted: Feb 12, 2021 3:15 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2021 4:10 PM

ROME, N.Y. (UPDATED) – Rome Memorial Hospital will now go by Rome Health, and is resuming limited visitation at the facility after suspending all inpatient visits in November.

The new name is meant to reflect the array of services provided by the health care system outside of just the hospital.

“Building upon our rich history, we’ve become a comprehensive health care system that connects people to the best clinicians and the latest technologies so they are easily accessible to our community,” said CEO Mark Murphy. “We’re more than a hospital. From primary care to long-term care, we deliver the care people need here in Rome, including the latest advancements in spinal surgery and hereditary risk screening.”

Infection Prevention Director Emma Ingalls says the decision to allow visitation again was made based on the steady decline in positive cases in the region.

“The data is trending in the right direction. The number of patients hospitalized has declined, the positivity rate is lower and the number of new cases suggests that transmission has slowed,” she said. “With screening and proper precautions, we can resume limited visitation safely in most patient care areas.”

Visitation is still suspending in the nursing home, following guidance from the New York State Department of Health.

One support person is still allowed in the Maternity ward, but no other visitors will be allowed.

Those visiting the hospital will still be screened before entering, and will not be admitted inside if they have a fever, have been experiencing other COVID symptoms or refuse to wear a mask.

Adult visitors, 18 and older, can come to the hospital from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Visitors should enter through the Bartlett Entrance off of Oak Street on weekdays, and through the Emergency Department Entrance on weekends.

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