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Flu Season Forces Orange Regional Medical Center to Limit Hospital Visitations

November 19, 2009

Middletown, New York – Orange Regional Medical Center recently placed new restrictions on hospital visitations to protect patients from influenza and other infectious diseases. Children under age 18 will not be permitted to visit patients, nor will any visitor with respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat and/or runny nose. Only two visitors are permitted for each patient at a time. Additionally, hospital staff requires that visitors either sanitize or wash their hands before entering and after leaving a patient’s room. Hand sanitizers are available at hospital entrances, throughout the facilities and other hospital locations. The new restrictions at the hospital were developed in accordance with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

Adults who would ordinarily bring children when they visit patients are asked to make other arrangements for the children while the visitation change is in effect. However, Orange Regional’s new policy allows management to make exceptions, when necessary, for families and visitors. To contact a patient by phone at the Arden Hill Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen call 845-294-5441 or at the Horton Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown call 845-343-2424.


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