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Temporary visitor restrictions to take effect at all Community Health Network hospitals

For release on January 04, 2018

Protecting our patients is top priority with flu season in full swing

Indianapolis—Starting Monday, January 8, 2018, temporary visitor restrictions will take effect at Community Hospital North, Community Hospital East, Community Hospital South, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, and Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. The CDC flu map shows flu activity is now widespread in Indiana. Community Health Network's "patient first" policy means changes for those visiting our hospitals.

We're working closely with the Marion County Health Department and are joining other Indianapolis hospitals in implementing Tier One of the Patient Visitation Policy. Here are the restrictions that will go into effect at our Indianapolis and Kokomo hospitals on Monday:

  • No visitors with flu-like illness, fever, or cough
  • No visitors under age 18
  • Only immediate family or partner will be allowed to see patient

These visitor restrictions took effect at Community Hospital Anderson on December 30, 2017. These restrictions are part of an effort to keep our hospital environment as healthy as possible for our patients.

Please, let us know if you have any questions about this temporary visitor policy.

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.

Bobbie Brooks, PR and Media Relations Specialist
Bobbie Brooks
PR and Media Relations Specialist