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Allina Health announces restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals

MINNEAPOLIS 12/29/2017

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 Allina Health will implement restricted visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza. Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus implemented restricted visitor guidelines effective Dec. 28 due to experiencing a high volume of patients presenting with flu-like symptoms to their emergency departments. St. Francis Regional Medical Center implemented restricted visitor guidelines effective today (Dec. 29).

  •  Children under the age of five (5) are asked not to visit patients.
  •  Visitors to Mom Baby/Birth Center units may be screened for wellness and children under 5 will be screened for wellness before visiting. 
  •  Visitors who are sick should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital.
  •  If you or your child has a cough or sore throat, please wear a mask while in our building.
  •  Compassionate exceptions may be considered based on a patient’s critical condition/prognosis. Talk to a nurse.

At all times, please cover your cough. Please wash your hands or use the antibacterial hand cleanser we provide throughout our facilities.

Allina Health hospitals include:

  •  Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
  • Buffalo Hospital
  • Cambridge Medical Center
  • District One Hospital, Faribault
  • Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
  • Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus, Fridley
  • New Ulm Medical Center
  • Owatonna Hospital
  • Phillips Eye Institute, Minneapolis
  • Regina Hospital, Hastings
  • River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, Wis.
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee
  • United Hospital, St. Paul

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services

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