Visitor Restrictions in effect Jan 9th – Influenza

Visitor Restrictions

Centegra Health System is experiencing increased cases of influenza and flu-related hospitalizations. For the safety of hospital patients, visitors and Associates during this flu season, We are asking for your cooperation once again with the implementation of our visitor restriction policy.

This policy will go in to effect Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014:

  1. No visitors under the age of 18 years old
  2. Limited visitation for significant others in obstetrics and pediatrics.
  3. No visitors who are sick with a runny nose, sore throat, or fever

This is the second year we have implemented additional restrictions to our visitation policy. As an organization we believe it our responsibility to make every effort to reduce the spread of this illness. Please reinforce with your patients, and other with whom you interact in our facilities, our intentions to with these temporary restrictions.

Mandatory Medical Staff Vaccination

Vaccination is mandatory for all Associates and medical staff. To schedule your vaccination, please call Associate Health at 815-759-4372. Verification of vaccination is required and can be faxed to any of the numbers below:

  • CHM Medical Staff Office Fax: 815-759-8098
  • CHW Medical Staff Office Fax: 815-334-3856
  • Associate Health Fax: 815-759-4425

We would like to remind all clinicians of the importance of hand washing, masks and other appropriate measures to prevent the spread of flu. Likewise, for the safety of your other patients, consider expeditious discharge as soon as appropriate to prevent risk of infection to them as well as their families. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and your patients will appreciate it as well.