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January 12, 2000

Sharon Regional changes visiting hours

Sharon Regional Health System has announced a change in visiting hours beginning Wednesday, January 12.The change was initiated to ensure that patients have the proper environment to make an optimal recovery, especially during the current flu season.

The new hours are:

Critical Care (ICU/CCU)
10:00 a.m.; 12:00 noon; 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.; and 7:00 p.m. One-half hour at each time. Two family members age 14 or older may visit at a time.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Two visitors including spouse and family members age 14 or older permitted per patient.

5West and 6West (Medical/Surgical)

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Two visitors age 14 or older plus spouse are permitted per patient. A parent may remain with their child at all times.

Visiting hours for Women’s Center (OB) 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Skilled Care and Rehab Unit, 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., two visitors age 14 or older plus spouse per patient, remain the same.

The Health System is also asking the community’s cooperation by asking that those who have cold symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat or any symptoms of illness avoid visiting patients. “

The winter months are typically periods of high hospitalization,” said Pat Hillebrand, vice president for patient care services. “While we are not restricting visitors, we are asking that people please use their best judgment and keep our patients’ health in mind when deciding when to visit someone in the hospital.”