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Home > Mercy News > Cedar Rapids Hospitals Limit Number of Patient Visitors
Published on October 25, 2009
In keeping with a commitment to patient safety, Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital will limit patient visitations in order to minimize potential patient exposure to the H1N1 influenza virus.
Starting Monday, October 19, the following precautions will take effect until further notice, as recommended by Linn County Public Health:
These changes are in addition to the precautions already taken to guard against the spread of H1N1 influenza. Both hospitals have hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout their facilities. Visitors should wash their hands before and after visiting a patient, and should cough or sneeze into a tissue or shirtsleeve.
Again, these precautions are for the safety of hospitalized patients and are recommended by Linn County Public Health. These changes will remain in place until further notice.