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Community Health Network to lift temporary visitor restrictions as flu activity decreases

For release on April 16, 2019

Indianapolis—Starting today, April 16, 2019, visitor restrictions are no longer in effect at Community Hospital North, Community Hospital East, Community Hospital South and Community Heart and Vascular Hospital.

The temporary restrictions were put in place at most Community Health Network locations on January 8. The restrictions were implemented to protect our patients from the flu. Visitation has been restricted for those with flu-like illness, fever, or cough and those under age 18. In addition, only immediate family or partner were allowed to see patients.

We worked closely with the Marion County Health Department in implementing the restrictions. The Health Department has now determined these restrictions are no longer necessary as the severe flu season is coming to an end.

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
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital in 1956. Now with more than 13,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit www.eCommunity.com.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications