Self Regional Announces Visitation Restrictions

PRESS RELEASE:
Self Regional Medical Center Announces Temporary Visitation Restrictions

(Greenwood, S.C., Jan. 8, 2015) At this time, Self Regional Medical Center is placing temporary visitation restrictions to protect our patients and other visitors against the spread of flu.

If you have any respiratory illness or are a child age 12 and younger, we request that you do not visit hospitalized patients at Self Regional Medical Center.

The Infectious Disease team actively monitors the number of flu cases in the area and at our facilities and has determined that limiting visitation is a necessary measure to keep visitors and patients safe.

“This has been a particularly active flu season for the Lakelands region, and we want to try to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible,” said Dr. John Holman, Infectious Disease Specialist at Self Regional Healthcare. “Keeping our patients, our visitors and our team members safe is the reason we have decided to enact these temporary visitation restrictions.”

The last time Self Regional Medical Center enacted flu visitation precautions was 2009.

Even when restrictions are not in place, Self Regional’s Infection Prevention department always encourages people who are sick, particularly with an illness that is considered infectious or can be transmitted, to avoid visiting patients at the hospital. Individuals who have the flu may be infectious 24 hours before they have symptoms.

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