Area Hospitals Fighting Flu by Limiting Visitors

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids hospitals are working to care for people in the community during the highly active flu season. One of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of flu is limiting exposure.

For the safety of patients and staff, Saint Mary’s Health Care, Metro Health and Spectrum Health will limit visitation to its hospitals, beginning Monday, January 14. They are also asking patients to limit the number of people who accompany them to office and clinic visits.

Visitors are asked to refrain from visiting the hospital if they are ill, and only two visitors or family members are allowed per patient at a time.

These conditions apply to visitors at all Grand Rapids hospitals and are effective until further notice. These measures are designed to protect vulnerable patients, as well as staff members.

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