Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Reimplements Zero Visitor Protocol

July 17, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA – July 17, 2020 – For the safety of its patients, staff and providers, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center announced today that it is re-implementing certain visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community.

“Like many other communities nationwide, our region is experiencing a rise in positive cases of COVID-19,” said William Caldwell, CEO of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. “While we have not yet seen a corresponding rise of hospitalizations, we believe this proactive measure is necessary to do our part in keeping our patients, employees and providers as safe as possible.”

Zero Visitor Restrictions and Guidelines

Effective 7/20/2020, visitors are not allowed within Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Ebensburg, Somerset, East Hills Outpatient Centers, Lee Campus, and MedPark unless they meet the following exceptions: end-of-life care and Women and Child services.

At this time, limited visitor restrictions are still in effect at Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center, Conemaugh Miners Medical Center and Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

Limited Access Points to Memorial Medical Center:

            Main Entrance and Emergency Room 

  
Screening Guidelines

Conemaugh Health System continues to screen all individuals who enter its facilities for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Individuals who do not pass the evaluation criteria will be denied entry.
 
“We want to reassure our communities that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care,” added Caldwell. “COVID-19 cases are currently a small percentage of our total patient volume, and as a large regional hospital serving the residents of Johnstown and the surrounding region, we are continuing to provide the necessary care our communities need.” 
  
Conemaugh Health System continues to take the necessary precautions to ensure its facilities are safe and clean in accordance with CDC and PaDOH guidelines. Patients should not be concerned about seeking routine or urgent care and should never ignore or postpone emergent health care needs.

For up-to-date information, visit www.CDC.gov. Learn more about Conemaugh Health System’s response to COVID-19 at Conemaugh.org/coronavirus.