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RHI HEALTH COMMUNICATION
RHI VISITOR RESTRICTION EFFECTIVE TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
VISITOR RESTRICTION NOTIFICATION
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
Indianapolis is experiencing a heightened flu season. Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is taking the precautionary measure of limiting patient visitors to protect patients, families and staff from unnecessary potential exposure to the flu virus.
The Visitor Restriction will go into effect Wednesday, January 22, 2014. A further communication will be issued when RHI releases the Visitor Restriction. RHI is asking families to limit the number of relatives and friends accompanying patients to patient rooms, therapy and other public areas.
“Patient safety is RHI’s top priority,” said Dr. Doug Webb, medical director of infection control for Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. “Indiana is already experiencing an increased number of influenza cases as evidenced by the number of young adults that have required hospitalization, respiratory support and ICU care, and sadly the number of deaths in otherwise healthy adults.
RHI recognizes the role that family plays in rehabilitation and healing, but we must protect our hospitalized patients and staff members from this virulent strain of virus, so this is a proactive step to take.”
Temporary Visitor Restrictions Definition:
For any questions or concerns, contact Dinah Jones, RN, RHI Infection Preventionist, at 317-329-2201