Visitor Limitations Are Now In Place at Mission Health Hospitals Due to Increased Flu Activity


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 16, 2019) – Due to increased flu activity in North Carolina, Mission Health has implemented visitor limitations for all Mission Health hospitals, effective today, December 16, 2019.

We encourage visitors younger than 12 and anyone who does not feel well to call patients rather than visit them in the hospital. Visitors can call the main number 828-213-1111 and be directed to the patient.

You can help prevent the spread of influenza by practicing frequent hand hygiene, wearing a face mask, staying home if you are sick and by getting an annual influenza vaccine. Wash your hands before and after visiting the hospital and use the hand sanitizing stations that are placed at hospital entrances and throughout the buildings.

This precaution is being implemented at Mission Hospital in Asheville and its sister hospitals in Western North Carolina, including: CarePartners in Asheville, Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion, Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Angel Medical Center in Franklin and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands.


ABOUT MISSION HEALTH

Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system. In 2018, for the sixth time in the past seven years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health. We are the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 team members and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit missionhealth.org or @MissionHealthNC.
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