Hebrew HealthCare takes patient safety very seriously, especially during flu season. The 2016-2017 Flu Season - from November through April - is expected to be one of the worst on record. This year, and always, our commitment to protecting our patients, clients, members and staff is stronger than ever, and we have enhanced our Flu Immunization Policy to offer additional layers of protection.
Our policy states that effective November 1, 2016 all staff must provide proof of immunization for influenza without exception. Individuals who cannot receive the vaccination for medical reasons must wear protective masks at all times to minimize the spread of contaminants. Additionally, volunteers and paid entertainment also must provide proof of immunization for influenza or wear protective masks in order to continue their activities on our premises.
Lastly, we have communicated with our families and other stakeholders requesting that anyone wishing to visit or do business on premises who exhibit signs and symptoms of illness refrain from doing so until those symptoms have abated.
If you have any questions about our infection control policies, please do not hesitate to contact Doreen Beattie, VP for Nursing and Hospital Administrator at 860.218.2314.