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Adventist GlenOaks Hospital changes visitor rules due to flu
Glendale Heights – Seeing an increase in flu patients, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital is restricting visitors due to concerns about the spread of the virus.

“We are putting these changes into effect during this flu season to keep our staff, patients and community safe,” Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Maria Knecht said.

Effective immediately, the hospital has put the following guidelines in place: 

    • Everyone under the age of 18 will be restricted from visiting patients. 
    • Anyone with active or recent respiratory symptoms of influenza will be restricted from visiting patients. 
    • Visitors will be limited to two per patient at any one time. 
    • People with flu-like symptoms who must visit a patient are permitted under certain conditions, but they must wear a mask and wash their hands frequently.

“We appreciate the understanding of our patients and their families while we implement this change,” Knecht said. “We will continue to monitor the incidence of flu and will reinstitute our family centered visiting policies as soon as possible.”

For more information on the flu, visit the DuPage County Health Department’s Web site at www.dupagehealth.org.

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, christopher.lafortune@ahss.org; 630-856-2354.