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12/29/2017

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland adjusts visiting guidelines to meet IDPH recommendations


(Highland, IL) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has classified flu activity as widespread in Illinois. Visitors to HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland are reminded of the important role everyone plays in guarding patient safety.  St. Joseph’s is providing respiratory etiquette stations at hospital entrances, which have tissues, masks, and sanitizing hand gel for visitors. 
 
During flu season, St. Joseph’s has the following visiting guidelines:
  • DO NOT visit hospital patients if you:
  • Have a cold or any flu-like symptoms including fever or chills, sore throat, body or muscle aches, headache, cough or runny nose.
  • Are under age 18 years of age.
  • A limit of only two people should visit a patient at any one time.
  • As always, soap and hand sanitizers should be used when entering and leaving a patient’s room.
 
For more information about the flu, visit flu.gov

Media Contacts

Ashley Gramann
Communications Manager
Phone: 618-651-2589
Ashley.Gramann@hshs.org
 
Terriann Tharp
Division Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 217-347-1275
terriann.tharp@hshs.org