The safety of our patients, faculty, staff and students is a top priority for Marshall Health. This page has up-to-date information and resources regarding our preparation and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.
Marshall Health is prepared to respond to any potential cases of COVID-19, should they arise, and has well-established protocols for addressing outbreaks of this nature. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources guidelines for identification and management of outbreaks. We have procedures in place to care for any patient who meets CDC screening criteria.
Marshall University and Marshall Health officials are continuing to closely monitor the public health situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19.
*NOTE: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the CDC. Medical providers are required to report test results to their local health departments, which provide them to DHHR. Commercial/private labs are also required to report test results to DHHR. However, the reporting of negative and pending tests to DHHR has been inconsistent, thus causing a delay in official reporting.
October 12, 2020
Mountain Health Network implements no visitation policy in hospitals
Mountain Health Network has implemented a no visitation policy in both Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center, effective 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in response to COVID-19.
For both CHH and SMMC hospital visitation, the following restrictions are in place until further notice:
- No one will be permitted to accompany or visit a patient in the hospital with few exceptions. This restriction also applies to many persons previously considered essential caregivers.
- One essential caregiver will be permitted to visit or remain with patients who are on pediatrics, labor and delivery, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the Neonatal Therapeutic Unit (NTU) subject to the policies of each unit.
- Compassionate exceptions to this restriction for patients nearing the end of life are to be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
As part of an academic health system, Marshall Health has a number specialists in the Division of Infectious Disease on hand who are trained to address infectious diseases. If you are a member of the media who would like to request an interview with one of our subject matter experts, please contact Michele McKnight, community and media relations coordinator at 304-691-1713.
WV DHHR 24/7 Hotline
Marshall Health COVID-19 Information Line
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Student Health Services
Cabell-Huntington Health Department Call Center
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday