Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Visitor restrictions still in place at Parkview

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018

The flu is still a force to be reckoned with, and leaders at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) want to remind Huntington County residents that visitor restrictions are still in force, not only at PHH, but at all Parkview Health hospitals and healthcare facilities and at Parkview Physicians Group offices.

These restrictions are ongoing for the purpose of protecting patients, visitors and co-workers: Anyone coming into the healthcare facility seeking treatment that has cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or muscle aches should wear a mask while in public areas of the facility, including waiting rooms. No visitors under the age of 18, and no visitors of any age who have flu-like symptoms should be allowed to visit patients. Visitors should be limited to two designated adults at least 18 years of age per patient per hospital stay – essential adults could include family members, spouse/domestic partner or spiritual counselors. Anyone who is not allergic to the flu vaccine should be vaccinated.

The temporary restrictions were put in place early in January as part of a systematic effort by Parkview Health and Parkview Physicians Group – in conjunction with other area healthcare providers and at the recommendation of the Allen County health commissioner – to reduce the spread of flu and protect patients. Visitors should call the hospital or healthcare facility before arriving if they have questions about the restrictions.