Hospital Authority of Miller County: Important Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Colquitt, Georgia (3/12/2020): The Hospital Authority of Miller County (Miller County Hospital, Miller Nursing Home, Calhoun Nursing Home, Miller County Medical Center and Miller Specialty Clinic and RE Jennings Clinic) has not received any patients who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

“We have not seen any local impact of COVD-19 but in an abundance of caution for our patients, community and employees we are undertaking all possible steps to safeguard everyone.”, said Robin Rau, CEO of HAMC.

Yesterday, The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, urging aggressive action to combat the spread of the virus. To protect our patients, guests and caregivers, effective Wednesday, March 12, all facilities will be limiting public entrances to only the ER at Miller County Hospital and main entrances at both Miller Nursing Home and Calhoun Nursing Home. Greeters will be screening at those entrances with a list of basic questions to help ensure that individuals who might spread the virus get the care they need while not exposing patients, guests and caregivers. All visitors are discouraged from coming to visit patients at the hospital and nursing homes at this time.

The Department of Public Health has recommended that if you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 log on to http://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html