Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcements

March 16, 2020


Springhill Medical Center continues to enhance policies to keep our patients and our employees safe throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The National Task Force, as well as the Alabama governor, have mandated a no visitor policy for hospitals immediately. The only exceptions are: (1) The Birthing Suites where one visitor is allowed; (2) and end-of-life situations. We have implemented this policy to protect our community and our patients and employees. Thank you for your cooperation. Entrances have been restricted. Springhill Medical Center will administer testing to only those Emergency Department patients who meet criteria as dictated by the Center for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.  Our message to anyone wishing to help in some way is to please consider a donation of whole blood or platelets by visiting the LifeSouth blood donation office located on Hillcrest Road in the coming weeks.

🚨🚨The Birthing Suites at Springhill - UPDATE 3/16/2020🚨🚨
Please understand all restrictions we are placing on visitors to our Birthing Suitse are to protect our Mothers and their new babies. We need your help and cooperation. We are not allowing any non-essential visitors to our unit at this time. This includes personal photographers, our hospital photographer will be screened daily. We will be providing an ID band to each visitor to allow them access to the unit, which will be locked until further notice.

Effective Immediately the following precautions will be implemented to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and to protect our Moms and babies.

  • Visitors will be limited to one (1) per patient
  • Any visitors with cold or flu symptoms will NOT be allowed to visit.
  • Any visitors who have traveled outside of the U.S. or any area within the U.S where COVID-19 is active in the last 30 days will NOT be allowed to visit.
  • We are strongly discouraging any children under the age of 15 from visiting.
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  • The Alabama Department of Public Health has set up a hotline for people who are concerned about whether they need to be tested and where testing is available.  That number is 1-888-264-2256.

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