- Memorial Health in Savannah has changed its visitation policies during flu season in order to better protect patients, family members, other guests and staff.
The revised visitation guidelines now in effect are as follows:
Individuals who are experiencing cold symptoms should not enter patient care areas at Memorial. All visitors should be healthy.
No one with flu-like symptoms will be permitted in patient rooms. Flu-like symptoms include fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat or upset stomach.
Anyone coming into the hospital with flu or cold symptoms should wear a mask. Masks will be available for those who need them.
Family members and guests 18 years of age and under will not be allowed to visit patients. Special consideration for sibling visits will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if there are no symptoms.
Memorial Health is located at 4700 Waters Ave. in Savannah. For more information, visit MemorialHealth.com.
- Beaufort Memorial Hospital will host a free joint pain seminar at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the hospital’s Bluffton Medical Services facility at 11 Arley Way in Westbury Park.
Beaufort Memorial orthopedic care coordinator and physical therapist Andrea Sadler will provide information about normal knee and hip anatomy, signs and symptoms of joint-related problems, and treatment options to relieve or resolve pain.
From in-home exercise and medical management, to physical therapy and surgery, she will explain appropriate options that can be personalized for a patient’s specific needs.
The seminar is free but registration is requested. To learn more or make a reservation visit BeaufortMemorial.org/ JointPainClass or call 843-522-5585.
- Hilton Head Regional Healthcare will offer several screenings and classes this month.
Free heart age screenings will be offered Jan. 17 at Bluffton Medical Campus, 75 Baylor Drive in Bluffton.
Knowing one’s heart “age” is important in assessing risk and mapping out a heart-healthy lifestyle. The screen includes blood pressure, glucose, total cholesterol and body mass index. Overnight fasting is recommended for best results.
Also, free balance screening and fall risk assessments will be offered Jan. 22 at Hilton Head Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, 24 Bethea Drive on the island.
The screening is designed for those age 55 and older, and for any adult who has a fear of falling. The screening consists of 15 activities that will assess one’s risk of falling.
Additionally, free Community CPR classes will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 25 at Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd.
Trained American Heart Association instructors from Hilton Head Hospital and Hilton Head Fire Rescue will lead the adult and child CPR and chocking class.
Call 888-611-4327 to register for any of the above.
- Healthcare Network Group of the Lowcountry will meet at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Bluffton, 107 Seagrass Station Road in Bluffton.
A program with guest speakers will begin at 9 a.m. Speakers are Stephen Arthur with Mass Mutual Financial, on the topic of long term care insurance; and Allen Freeman with Wealth Management, on the topic of medical costs as we age.
The meeting is open to members and guests, who may attend two meetings at no charge. Membership is $50 per year per person.
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