ECRMC Announces Visiting Restrictions
El Centro, Calif. – December 18, 2018 – El Centro Regional
Medical Center announced today that effective immediately the hospital
is taking steps to prevent the spread of flu to its patients by restricting
visitation to one (1) family member per patient and no one under the age
of 16. ECRMC is also asking visitors with a cold, cough, or fever not
to visit patients or accompany them to visits at the clinics.
“For the safety of patients and staff, ECRMC is restricting visitors,
however individuals who need medical attention for flu-like symptoms should
continue to seek care from ECRMC or its outpatient clinics located in
El Centro and Calexico,” said Louise Kenney, chief nursing officer at ECRMC.
To reduce the risk to uninfected patients, ECRMC has implemented the following
visitor restrictions and other safeguards:
- People with flu-like symptoms, or under the age of 16, should not visit
loved ones who are hospitalized at ECRMC.
- People with flu-like symptoms should not come to their loved ones’
outpatient appointments at ECRMC clinics, or come with them to the emergency
room, if at all possible.
- Anyone with flu-like symptoms – whether they are a patient or a visitor
who absolutely needs to come – must wear a mask while they are at
any ECRMC facility. Masks are available at entrances.
- Exceptions to these restrictions can be granted by the patients’ team.
- ECRMC staff must either have been vaccinated against the flu or must wear
mask within hospital premises.