Preventing Illness Year Round
Each day, thousands of people entrust Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center with their care. We routinely evaluate our policies and procedures to ensure our ability to provide the safest, highest quality care to every patient. When needed, we take additional measures are needed to proactively protect our patients, visitors, employees, and communities. When the Maine CDC reports peak times during Maine’s influenza season, we may take measures that limit the spread and exposure of the flu to reduce fatalities in high risk populations.
Two visitors per patient
Year round, we continue to limit visitors to two per patient in the building at all times. Families may have to stagger visits to accommodate this new policy. We are asking visitors who are not feeling well to stay home.
In addition, all visitors are asked to:
- Wear a mask if they have been exposed to someone who is exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
- Sanitize their hands when entering the building, often during their visit, and when leaving
- Use proper cough etiquette by covering their mouth with a tissue or the crook of an arm and immediately performing good hand hygiene.
- Contact their primary care provider for further direction if they begin to exhibit flu-like symptoms.
Exceptions may be made to our visitor policy for patients on hospice care, etc. Any exemptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Thank you for your help as we work together to prevent illness in our Medical Center. If you have any questions about our visitor policy, please contact Patient Experience and Relations at 207.973.8110.
Learn more about Northern Light Health's committment to flu prevention and awareness HERE.