Visitor restrictions are back at Logan Regional Hospital

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<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>In an effort to prevent the spread of flu-like illnesses Logan Regional has again issued seasonal visitor requirements to maintain a safer healing environment.</span></p>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“The requirements are really precautionary,” said Tina Murray of Logan Regional. “During flu season the goal is protect our patients, community members visiting our hospital and our staff.”</span></p>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>A specific one asks that no one under age 14 come to Logan Regional unless they are there for a medical reason.</span></p>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“We ask that visitors 14 and younger not come to our Women and Newborn, our Obstetrics and Pediatrics units because those are units where children of that age are more likely to spread the flu. Young patients in those units are more vulnerable.</span></p>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“We also ask that sick visitors of any age not visit the hospital unless they are here receiving medical treatment.”</span></p>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Murray said for several seasons Logan Regional Hospital has initiated the visitor requirements to provide patients an opportunity to recover quickly in the hospital and return to their homes. </span></p>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The hospital staff encourages everyone to remain vigilant this flu season in their personal care with regular hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizers, covering coughs and sneezes with tissue or an upper sleeve and if you are sick, making the decision to stay home until you get well.<br /></span></p>

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