Indiana is experiencing a significant increase in influenza-like illnesses (commonly known as flu). In an effort to protect our patients, families, visitors and associates, as well as limit the spread of the virus, St. Vincent is implementing a temporary Visitor Restriction Policy to be in place by January 8, 2018. This temporary restriction at all ministries will assist us in limiting the spread of influenza and ensuring that we are best equipped to provide exceptional care to our patients.
Visitation at St. Vincent will be restricted based on the following criteria:
The temporary restriction is in effect at the following St. Vincent ministries:
We recognize the hardship that these restrictions can place on our community members visiting loved ones in our ministries, and that flu cases at every site aren’t spiking simultaneously – but this season’s strain of flu has already resulted in significant harm in Indiana. We will continue to monitor flu activity with local and state agencies and assess when restrictions can be lifted.
Thank you for maintaining a healthy environment for our patients, families and fellow associates.