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Hospital Visitor Restrictions in Place

Our primary goal at Highland Hospital is to provide the best quality of care in an environment that is safe for our patients. To protect them, at times we must manage their exposure to illnesses that are easily spread, such as the flu.

We carefully monitor flu activity levels at the hospital and in the community. When certain thresholds are met, we must take action to halt the spread and limit the number of visitors allowed in our patient areas.

Please help us protect our hospital from the flu.

  • No more than 2 visitors plus 1 designated care giver per patient.
  • No visitor under the age of 14, (except symptom-free siblings of healthy newborns).
    • No siblings under the age of 14 are permitted to visit newborns receiving care in the Special Care Nursery.
  • If you have a fever, cough, body aches, or sore throat,  DO NOT VISIT until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours.

We understand this may be challenging and we will keep these rules in place only for as long as necessary when influenza is widespread.

If you are planning a surgery or are delivering a baby during flu season, please talk with your doctor about the current guidelines and any questions about visiting during your stay.