Posted on March 30, 2020
As Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) continues to explore and implement practices to better ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and staff, the Medical Center has chosen to begin a new COVID-19 protection measure.
Starting Tuesday, March 31, all patients with a scheduled appointment or procedure inside PRMC, with the exception of our Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute and Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute patients, must first report to the Hanna Outpatient Center entrance. The Hanna entrance will be the only entry point for general patients with a scheduled appointment or procedure, including surgeries, at the hospital. The Hanna entrance will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., seven days a week.
Patients of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute may continue to use the cancer entrance on Business Route 13. Valet services are available at that location or patients may park in the designated lot adjacent to the building. The Henson entrance will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and closed on the weekends.
The Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute entrance on East Carroll Street will be open Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m., and only for patients with scheduled cardiac procedures. Vehicles will be valeted at this location, but patients may self-park in the Guerrieri lot. All other times during the weekdays and on weekends, the Guerrieri entrance will be closed. Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute patients with weekday appointments scheduled after 11:00 a.m. are asked to report to the Hanna Outpatient Center entrance. Escorts will be provided.
Patients entering through the Hanna Outpatient Center will also have the option of valet parking or may choose to park their vehicle in the Visitor Garage. Escorts will be provided to and from the appointment location if patients choose to self-park in the Visitor Garage. All patients will have access to a wheelchair if required.
Every patient, and required and approved escorts, will be screened upon entry including a series of quick questions. If there is a concern, those patients will be asked to wear a protective mask. If there is a concern with the escort's health, they will be asked to leave the building and remain in their vehicle.
PRMC reminds everyone that a NO Visitation policy in effect. Surgical waiting will be allowed but limited to one individual. All other waiting areas are closed to visitors. If you drive a friend or loved one to their appointment, you will be asked to remain in the vehicle until the appointment or procedure has concluded.
PRMC thanks our patients and their families for their patience, understanding and cooperation during these challenging times of COVID-19. Please remember to regularly wash and sanitize your hands, practice social distancing and stay indoors as often as possible.
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call the PRMC/Wicomico County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline at 410-912-6889. It is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.