Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 23, 2009)---In response to the outbreak of influenza in this area, Botsford Hospital has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect, patients, visitors and hospital employees.
Effective October 24, the following visitor restrictions are in place
· Individuals with flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose and sore throat will not be allowed to visit patients
· Children ages 12 and under will not be permitted to visit patients
· Only two visitors at a time will be allowed in a patient’s room.
“Our goal is to protect the health and safety of our patients,” said Margaret Hasler, RN, Botsford Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. She also encouraged visitors to wash their hands upon entering the hospital and before and after a visit with a patient. Hasler emphasized that Botsford has not experienced a large number of H1N1 flu patients or an unusual number of seasonal flu cases.
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