Allina Health announces restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals due to the flu

For more information, contact: Tim Burke, 651-409-3030

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 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