Community Health Network to lift temporary visitor restrictions due to decreased flu activity
Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network will lift temporary visitor restrictions March 1st at all its Indianapolis hospitals (Community Hospitals North, East, South, Westview and Community Heart and Vascular Hospital) due to decreased flu activity. The restrictions had been in place since December 15, upon the recommendation of the Marion County Health Department and the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety.
Tier 1 of the coalition’s Patient Visitation Policy, the least restrictive, had been in place at Community and other local Indianapolis hospitals during the early, active flu season. Visitation had been restricted for those with flu-like illness or cough and those under age 18. In addition, only immediate family, partner, significant other or spiritual counselor had been allowed to visit patients at Community.
During cold and flu season, all visitors to the hospitals are still encouraged to follow good hand washing techniques and cover their coughs. Visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms are encouraged to stay home until they have recovered from their illness.
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 themin 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.