Greene County General Hospital has implemented a temporary visitor restriction after multiple confirmed cases of influenza. The restrictions will protect patients, staff, and visitors from unnecessary exposure to the highly contagious respiratory virus. Effective immediately, visitation will be restricted as follows: • No visitors who have had fever, cough, vomiting, or diarrhea in the previous 24 hours • No visitors under the age of 16 (Siblings who are not exhibiting flu symptoms will be … [Read more...] about Temporary Influenza Visitor Restriction
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