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Mercy Medical Center Announces Change in Visitation Policy

SPRINGFIELD — As a result of the recent influx of influenza and influenza-like illness in surrounding communities, Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital have implemented new restrictions on visitation, effective immediately. These restrictions are in place for the protection of patients and colleagues.

The visitor restrictions are as follows: visitors will be limited to two at a time per patient, no visitors under 14 years old will be permitted, and individuals are asked not to visit if they have any symptoms of a cold or the flu.

The visitor restrictions are in place at Mercy Medical Center, Family Life Center for Maternity, Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital. These visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.