February 28, 2014
St.Vincent Health System
According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) the influenza activity level continues to increase
throughout the United States and Indiana. St.Vincent Health wants to make sure
all associates, patients and visitors to our hospitals stay healthy. Therefore,
in compliance with The Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, St.Vincent
Health is implementing visitor restrictions for the following St.Vincent
- St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
- St.Vincent Fishers Hospital**
- St.Vincent Mercy Hospital
Visitor restrictions are as follows:
visitors with influenza-like symptoms, fever or cough.
visitors under the age of 18 – unless special arrangements are made.
visitors allowed beyond immediate family, partner, or significant other.
** Visitor restrictions at St.Vincent Fishers Hospital are in place except for the Center for Women and Infants and the Professional Office Building. **
By temporarily restricting visitors, we can help limit the
spread of the flu virus, and continue to provide exceptional care to our
that in mind, there are steps that can be taken to protect you and your family
from the flu. The CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza.
a flu vaccine.
everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs such as covering your
cough and washing your hands throughout the day.
flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
For more information on seasonal influenza, see the CDC’s
guidelines at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.
About St.Vincent Health
St.Vincent Health is a nonprofit, spiritually-centered health system, sponsored by Ascension Health of St. Louis, MO., the nation's largest Catholic health system. St.Vincent Health is one of Indiana's largest employers with 22 health ministries serving central and southern Indiana. The 132-year-old health system delivers high quality, compassionate care in service areas such as cardiovascular, womens, childrens, neurosciences, cancer care, orthopedics, bariatrics, primary care, emergency medicine, imaging, general surgery and long-term acute care. For more information, visit www.stvincent.org.