Visitation Limited at MCHHS For Influenza Season

Due to increasing numbers of flu-like illnesses and laboratory-confirmed flu cases, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems (MCHHS) are limiting visitation to all inpatient units, Resident Care Center and the Emergency Department.

The goal of limited visitation is to minimize the spread of respiratory diseases to hospital patients, staff and visitors. MCHHS is initiating the following visitation restrictions:

•No visitation by anyone who is ill with any respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, etc.

•No visitation by anyone under age 18.

Additional recommendations by MCHHS include but are not limited to:

All visitors that do enter the MCHHS facility are asked to stop at the nurses’ station for further visitation instructions.

Upon entering and again at exit of the MCHHS facility patrons are asked to practice hand washing procedures. MCHHS thanks the community for their cooperation to create the safest patient environment possible during this influenza season.

For more information on limited visitation policy contact MCHHS at (785) 738-2266 or by e-mail at