Monday, December 31, 2012

Logansport Memorial Hospital implements Visitor Restriction Policy

Visitors are now restricted at Logansport Memorial Hospital because of the flu.

In an effort to protect patients, visitors and employees, Logansport Memorial Hospital is implementing the following visitor restrictions effective December 31, 2012.
• There is a limit of two adult visitors per patient at a time.
• No children or siblings under the age of 14 will be allowed to visit at this time.
• Visitors are urged to perform hand washing frequently, including when entering and leaving the building. Foam dispensers are available throughout the buildings, and are effective against influenza virus.
• Visitors who are ill with a fever or other cold or flu-like symptoms including cough, sneezing, running nose, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea are asked not to visit patients.

We understand that these visitation restrictions can be an inconvenience for your family. Please know that we only restrict visitation during the height of flu season in an effort to protect hospitalized patients who are particularly vulnerable to illness. A virus like the flu or a severe cold can significantly complicate recovery and delay discharge from the hospital.

“We’re hoping that these rules will help protect patients and prevent the flu from spreading,” says Jeanette Huntoon, Chief Executive Nurse. “The restrictions will be reviewed as soon as the flu outbreak slows down.”

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we respond to this year’s flu season.

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