Indiana has been trying to dig out of the snow and ice for days now, but we are also trying to find our way through a particularly rough flu season. The Indiana State Department of Health reports 25 influenza-associated deaths already. We're dealing with a predominant strain that is generally more severe than others, so GCGH, like a lot of other hospitals, has put a visitor restriction in place to help keep infections under control. If you're not feeling well, and wondering, "do I have the … [Read more...] about C is for…Clean, Cover, Contain that Flu Bug!
Confirmed cases of the highly contagious flu virus have been reported in Greene County - not the Christmas gift we were hoping for, and one we hope isn't shared any more! First and foremost, if you haven't gotten your flu shot - it's time. Get your shot to protect yourself, the elderly, the very young, pregnant women. Hey, let's just say, do it for everyone! Not only is the flu a pretty horrible experience, it can be deadly. There has already been a confirmed flu death in the state this … [Read more...] about The Flu is HERE…Wash Your Hands!
The Immunization Action Coalition has recognized Greene County General Hospital for its influenza vaccination efforts. The Hospital has been accepted for inclusion into the Influenza Vaccination Honor roll, available online at www.immunize.org/honor-roll/influenza-mandates/honorees.asp. Infection Prevention and Employee Health Manager, Kimberly Powers, RN, said that this recognition is the result of concentrated efforts over the past month. The IAC works closely with the Centers for … [Read more...] about Hospital Honored for Patient Safety, Flu Vaccination Rate