Visitor policy for children modified
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505
MONTEREY, Calif. - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is modifying its visitor policy, once again allowing children to visit patients, except those who are in isolation for infection control.
Community Hospital has been prohibiting visitors under age 14 to help prevent the spread of H1N1 flu. Flu season has ended and the modified visitor policy takes effect Tuesday, June 1.
"We appreciate the community's support during the unusual flu season that recently ended," says Dr. Steven Packer, president/CEO of Community Hospital. "We do want to remind people, however, that if they are ill they should not visit patients because it could hinder recovery."
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/