Logan Memorial Hospital Limits Visitation Due to Seasonal Flu Outbreak

December 30, 2019

Logan Memorial Hospital Limits Visitation Due to Seasonal Flu Outbreak

Russellville, KY (December 30, 2019) – Due to high levels of respiratory viruses in the community, Logan Memorial Hospital is implementing seasonal influenza precautions. Visitation restrictions will be in place during peak flu season, which generally lasts through the first of April, and Logan Memorial Hospital kindly asks that the following individuals do not visit during this time:

  • Children under 18 years of age,
  • Pregnant women, and
  • People with chronic lung diseases.

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its patients and to help prevent the spread of infection, Logan Memorial Hospital also asks the community to:

  • Please limit the number of visitors to three (3) per patient.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough or runny nose, please do not visit.
  • Remember to wash your hands before entering and exiting a patient’s room and after leaving the hospital.
  • If you are in the hospital for tests or procedures and have a flu-like illness (fever over 100 degrees with cough or sore throat), please ask for a mask.

According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky has “widespread” flu activity, meaning it is no longer limited to certain areas of the state.  The Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Weekly Influenza Surveillance report has 2,436 confirmed cases as of December 14th.

The best ways to protect against the flu are to:

  • Get vaccinated. It is not too late to get a vaccination.
  • Practice good health habits. Avoid close contact with others; stay home when sick; practice good hand hygiene; cover your nose and mouth with a tissue; and avoid touching your eyes or mouth.
  • If prescribed by a physician, take flu antiviral drugs.

Logan Memorial Hospital is committed to protecting its patients, employees and volunteers, and limiting the further spread of influenza in our community. For more information about the flu and effective prevention methods, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.

About Logan Memorial Hospital

A part of LifePoint Health, Logan Memorial Hospital is located in Russellville, Kentucky and has a service area of 45,000.  The facility is comprised of 75 inpatient beds, including 6 ICU/CCU and 10 Swing beds.  Services include a Surgery Center with three ORs, plus two separate endoscopy suites, a 24-hour physician staffed Chest Pain Accredited Emergency Department, and state-of-the-art Imaging technology including PACS, digital mammography, spiral 16-slice CT, 3D ultrasound, MRI, echo and nuclear medicine.  Logan Memorial Hospital also offers Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab, Laboratory Services, a two-bed Sleep Disorder Center, Infusion Center, and Physical Therapy.  For more information about Logan Memorial Hospital, visit www.loganmemorial.com or call 270-726-4011.