VVMC Implements Visitor Restrictions

December 5, 2018

This is a notice to the residents that Valley View Medical Center serves. In an effort to protect patients, employees, volunteers and visitors from exposure to seasonal illnesses such as the influenza virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Valley View Medical Center is implementing visitor restrictions based on recommendations from the Mohave County Dept. of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The visitor restrictions are:

(1) Do not visit family members or friends, who are patients in the hospital, if you have signs of possible flu, including runny nose, cough, fever, etc.

(2) Children ages 12 and under are not permitted to visit the inpatient units unless they are seeking medical care or have special circumstances. Children may remain in the lobby waiting area but must be accompanied by an adult.

(3) Additionally, visitors are asked to wash their hands before entering a patient’s room and upon leaving. Sinks and waterless hand sanitizers are available in all patient rooms.

The restrictions, which were developed in accordance with guidelines provided by the State Department of Health Services and CDC, are effective immediately and will remain in effect until the CDC removes these recommendations.

ABOUT Valley View Medical Center

Opened in 2005, Valley View Medical Center is an 84-bed acute care facility with multiple adjoining medical office buildings and offsite physician offices. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency service with full-time board certified emergency physicians on duty. The state-of-the-art main campus features 100% private rooms for labor and delivery, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and intensive care. Valley View offers a full complement of community and regional referral services in all of the major medical disciplines with a medical staff that represents a broad cross section of specialty areas. Valley View Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Valley View Medical Center is in the top 15% of 3,179 U.S. hospitals for patient safety. Visit http://www.valleyviewmedicalcenter.net to learn more.