Mercy Medical Center Announces Temporary Change in Visitation Policy

SPRINGFIELD — As a result of the recent influx of influenza and influenza-like illness in surrounding communities, Mercy Medical Center, Family Life Center for Maternity, Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital have implemented new restrictions on visitation, effective immediately.

These restrictions — which are in place for the protection of both patients and colleagues — include the following: visitors will be limited to two at a time per patient, no visitors under 14 years old will be permitted, and people should not visit if they have any symptoms of a cold or the flu. These visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.