About Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The hospitals of the Desert Care Network (Desert Regional Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital and Hi-Desert Medical Center) are working closely with California Department of Public Health (through San Bernardino and Riverside County local offices), County of Riverside, Emergency Management Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our area. We routinely treat infectious diseases at our hospitals. We have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. For more information about the coronavirus, go to the CDC website.

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Understanding Our No Visitor Policy

Dear Visitor:

Out of an abundance of caution, we have instituted a no-visitor policy at Desert Care Network hospitals during the coronavirus public emergency. We thank you for understanding the need for this policy in order to best ensure the safety of our patients and our staff during this public health emergency, which was declared by the County of Riverside and the federal government.

We know there are situations that may require an exception to this no-visitor policy. Please discuss your needs with the nurse. Any visitor must be free of symptoms of cough, cold or fever and no children will be allowed. This will help us minimize potential contamination.

For Labor & Delivery areas of the hospital, patients will be limited to one designated visitor, who must remain the same during the course of the patient’s stay. No minors under the age of 16 will be considered. NICU and Pediatrics areas will allow two visitors, who must remain the same during the course of the patient’s stay. Designated visitors must remain symptom free of illness in order to be admitted for visitation. And, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of our care team or a clinical manager who can help address your questions or concerns.

We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe. Thank you for choosing Desert Regional Medical Center. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Read more about how our parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is supporting our community through COVID-19.