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Franciscan Alliance hospitals in Northwest Indiana adopt visitor restrictions to prevent flu spread

NORTHWEST INDIANA | Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point, Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City and Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer and Hammond campuses have adopted temporary visitor restrictions in an effort to help prevent spread of the influenza virus.

The measures include:

  • People exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to not come to the hospitals to visit. Symptoms include runny nose, cough, or fever of more than 100 degrees.
  • Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.
  • No more than two persons at a time may visit a patient and visiting hours will be strictly enforced.
  • Visitors are asked to sanitize their hands before coming into the hospitals and to wash their hands often, especially before entering a patient’s room and upon leaving. Hospitals are equipped with hand sanitizer units, as well.
  • Reading materials and toys in many cases have been removed from waiting rooms.

Visitors are thanked for their cooperation to help the hospitals minimize the impact of the virus.

 

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Bill Bero
Regional Media Relations Specialist, Northern Indiana Hospitals
(219) 661-3299, ext. 207
Liza Sargent
Marketing Coordinator, Franciscan Healthcare - Munster
(219) 934-2483
Joe Dejanovic
Regional VP, Marketing & Communications, Northern Indiana Hospitals
(219) 661-3299, ext. 210
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