GOSHEN — IU Health Goshen Hospital is taking the precautionary measure of limiting patient visitors to the hospital to protect patients, families and Colleagues from unnecessary potential exposure to the flu virus.
This temporary policy went into effect on Feb. 29.
“Patient safety is our top priority and the restrictions will be in place until we see a significant decrease in patients presenting with flu-like symptoms,” stated Dr. Daniel Nafziger, Infectious Disease Physician, IU Health Goshen Hospital.
The temporary visitor restrictions mean:
- Only adult immediate family as identified by patient will be allowed to visit patients.
- Siblings and visitors under 18 years of age will not be allowed to visit patients.
- Guests will be asked to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer often while in the building.
- Visitors who have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches, will not be allowed.
- Patients with flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear a surgical or isolation mask.
- Exceptions can be made by the care team in the event of special circumstances.