SIH Implements Visitor Restrictions

January 18th, 2013

For the protection of our patients and their families during this time of increased flu activity, SIH has implemented a temporary visitor restriction policy at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. The decision comes on the heels of a recommendation from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

At present, visitation is restricted to individuals ages 18 and older. Additionally, each patient is limited to two visitors at a time.

Friends and loved ones with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, stuffy nose, sore throat and/or body aches, are asked to refrain from visiting. For additional help in keeping our patients safe, masks and hand sanitizer are available at the many respiratory etiquette stations positioned at the entries of each hospital.