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Henry County Medical Center Update its Services and Visitation Guidelines

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PARIS, Tenn. (April 15, 2020)– As changes continue to be announced by Federal, State, and Local governments, Henry County Medical Center continues to update its services and visitation guidelines to ensure that our patients, partners, and community continue to be safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.  

Governor Lee’s Executive Order #25 states, “All healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities in the State of Tennessee shall postpone surgical and invasive procedures that are elective and non-urgent.  Elective and non-urgent procedures are those procedures that can be delayed until the expiration of this Order because they are not required to provide life-sustaining treatment, to prevent death or risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function, or to prevent rapid deterioration or serious adverse consequences to a patient's physical condition if the surgical or invasive procedure is not performed, as reasonably determined by a licensed medical provider.”  This order extended that delay to April 30, 2020.

Because of this order, the HCMC Surgery Center continues to be closed and essential surgeries only are being done at the hospital.  

Effective immediately, the HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab’s new hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  For questions or assistance with scheduling or changing appointments, call 731-642-2411. 

Also, announced today, the Paris and Henry County Chamber of Commerce kicked off a campaign to feed frontline staff at HCMC during this pandemic.  To learn more about this awesome endeavor, go to https://www.partistnchamber.com/feeding-our-frontline-at-hcmc/.  

HCMC continues to update daily our chart on our website that provides information on testing, hospitalizations, and deaths within our organization.  It can be found at www.hcmc-tn.org.  We are additionally posting on our social media platforms a daily update that provides information about COVID-19 at HCMC, Tenn. Kentucky, the counties our organization serves, as well as statistics from the Henry County Health Department.  Both will be updated and available by 5 p.m. daily.

Regarding testing, many have called to inquire how to access their test results.  All test results are sent to your provider and your provider is to call you about them.  If you had your test collection completed at HCMC, you can additionally access your results through our patient portal on our website at https://www.hcmc-tn.org/patient-portal/.  You can also contact our Health Information Management Department and request your test results at 731-644-8432.  You will need to provide the date and time you plan to arrive.

Patients will need to park in the Emergency Department parking lot and walk up to the blue awning next to the Emergency Room to collect their medical health records.  Please call the above number when you arrive so that a member of the Health Information Management staff can meet you with your records. Please bring your driver’s license or a form of identification to pick up your records and be prepared to sign and fill out any necessary paperwork.

The hours of operation for Health Information Management are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HCMC Administration continues to follow the CDC guidelines as well as the TN Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients, families, partners, and community.

How you can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard in a trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

HCMC is making every effort to educate and inform the public on ways to remain healthy through our website and our social media outlets, including specifically rigorous and frequent hand washing.  Please check back often for updates including a section dedicated to COVID-19. For additional information, watch a video from our Community Pop Up event on coronavirus here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-iA5IPc4G8&t=3s

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider.  To learn more, go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

Located in Paris, Tenn., Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.

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