MGRMC adjusts visitation policy due to increase in COVID-19 patients


Contributed Article/Courtesy Shaylee Richards – Director of Marketing and Community Relations MGRMC

THATCHER – Our community is at the heart of every decision we make; we strive to provide the highest quality of care for every person every time you enter through our doors. Here, at Mt Graham Regional Medical Center, we welcome visitors of family and friends. We recognize that encouragement and love are vital to the healing process.

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge of critically ill patients; our staff is stretched thin due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. MGRMC is adjusting its visitation policy to balance preventing the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 with the needs of our patients and their loved ones.

Beginning Jan. 3, 2022, visitors to MGRMC’s inpatient units will be limited to 1 to 5 p.m. each day after being screened for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, persons who wish to visit COVID-19 patients must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for COVID-19 within the previous 72 hours. These restrictions may change depending on the prevalence of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the community. To read our complete COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines click here.

We want to thank you for your understanding and continued support during this time.