With the increase in regional flu activity, we’re implementing temporary changes to our hospital visitor policy in the best interest of our patients and staff.
Here’s what to expect:
- Beginning January 3, 2018, visitation is limited to individuals 18 years of age or older and a maximum of two visitors per patient at a time.
- Possible exceptions include, but are not limited to, end-of-life care.
- At age 55, women should have mammograms every other year – though women who want to keep having yearly mammograms should be able to do so.
- In extenuating circumstances, the patient’s nurse will work with the patient and the patient’s family to assess the situation and rule out flu-like symptoms.
We care about your health. If you have any questions about this temporary policy change, please reach out to the hospital’s infection prevention department and/or ask to speak with the house supervisor.
Influenza in Illinois:
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports widespread regional flu activity via this online Influenza Surveillance Update.. Widespread activity means an increase in influenza-like illness (ILI) and/or institutional outbreaks (nursing homes, hospitals, schools, prisons, etc.) in at least half of the regions and recent (within the past three weeks) lab confirmed influenza in the state.