Catawba Valley Medical Center Announces Visitor Restrictions Lifted
Beginning Monday, December 21, 2009, Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC)
will lift visitor restrictions set in place in early October for children
under the age of 18. The medical center is lifting the restrictions because
fewer people with flu-like symptoms are being seen in the Emergency Department
and by Catawba Valley Medical Group primary care practices. According
to state officials, the H1N1 flu is not as widespread as previously experienced.
CVMC continues to urge anyone with flu-like symptoms such as cough, sore
throat, or fever to refrain from visiting inpatients. CVMC will continue
to monitor the flu situation and should conditions warrant, future restrictions
may be put in place again.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventive medicine, and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was recently named as a “Distinguished Hospital for An
Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates as
well as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.