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Community Health Network establishes temporary visitor restrictions at Indianapolis hospitals

For release on January 17, 2014

Indianapolis, IN---Due to increased flu activity in Marion County, Community Health Network will implement temporary visitor restrictions at its Indianapolis hospitals. The temporary visitor policy goes into effect on Wednesday, January 22.

Community is working closely with the Marion County Health Department and the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety. Community, along with other Indianapolis hospitals, has agreed to implement Tier One of the Patient Visitation Policy, which is the least restrictive.

The following restrictions will be implemented:

·        No visitors with flu-like illness, fever or cough

·        No visitors under age 18

·        Only immediate family, partner or significant other will be allowed visitation

Implementing the temporary visitor restrictions will help the hospitals maintain a healthy environment. The policy will be in effect for Community Hospitals North, East, South, Westview and Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. All visitors to the hospitals are encouraged to be vigilant about hand washing and covering coughs.

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.




Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations