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Navicent Health is Committed to Proactively Protecting You, Your Family and Your Caregivers During Flu Season

With influenza circulating in the community and primarily affecting young people, Atrium Health Navicent has set up a first line of defense. Atrium Health Navicent has implemented a youth visitation policy for the protection of patients, visitors and staff.

Effective Monday, December 9, 2019, children must be age 12 or older in order to visit The Medical Center, Navicent Health; Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent; Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital; and Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent.

"The health of our patients and the community is the highest concern at Atrium Health Navicent. Our policies and actions are designed to protect those at greatest risk during the flu season," said Tom Oliver, MD, Chief Clinical Officer for Atrium Health Navicent.

Administrators at Atrium Health Navicent based the decision to restrict visitation on information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the prevalence of influenza in the region at this time.

Individuals with flu-like symptoms and those who have recently had the flu are encouraged to remain at home and stay away from public areas, including school, work, theaters or other areas where people are in close proximity.

Anyone with symptoms of a cold, or others with immunocompromised health status, are encouraged not to visit the hospital for their own protection as well as that of seriously ill patients.

"We appreciate the community's understanding and cooperation with these efforts to minimize exposure during this active flu season," said Dr. Oliver.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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