Albany Medical Center Lifts Flu Visitation Restrictions
ALBANY, N.Y., June 5, 2014 – Enhanced visitation guidelines implemented in January at several regional hospitals to protect patients from influenza were lifted today at Albany Medical Center.
The restrictions were lifted because the New York State Health Commissioner declared today that influenza is no longer prevalent in New York State and the region has seen a steady decrease in the number of flu cases.
These temporary restrictions were intended to help limit the transmission of the virus and protect the health and safety of patients and the professionals who provided their care during the outbreak. Area medical facilities continue to ask people who are sick with any respiratory or gastrointestinal illness to refrain from visiting patients.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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