April 3, 2019
Effective today and until further notice, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will implement its Temporary Patient Visitation Policy due to an increase of positive influenza and gastrointestinal illnesses in our community. PMH is working closely with the Pocahontas County Health Department and joins other healthcare entities in our area to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff. The following protocols will be in place and we respectfully request your cooperation:
No visitors with flu-like illness, fever, or cough
No visitors under age 18
Only immediate family or partner will be allowed to see patients
These restrictions are part of an effort to keep our hospital environment as healthy as possible for our patients. The community will be notified when we lift this temporary restriction.
Jeff Pilney, MD
Chief Medical Officer