Legacy Health Activates Visitor Restrictions at Hospitals - 01/08/15
Flu season has arrived! According to the Centers for Disease Control, this year's influenza outbreak has reached epidemic levels and experts say it has reached it unusually early in the season. In Oregon and SW Washington, as well as here at Legacy Health, there has been an increase in flu-related hospitalizations. Last week, nearly one-third of all people tested at Legacy facilities were positive for the flu.
In response to increased hospitalizations of patients with the flu, Legacy Health has decided to implement the following visitor restrictions immediately:
- No more than 2 visitors per patient at one time
- Hospital visitors ages 18 and younger are limited to immediate family members only
The flu season lasts for months, not weeks. There is still time to get vaccinated in order to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
First baby of the New Year born at Legacy Salmon Creek - 01/01/15
(Vancouver,WA) -- The first baby of the New Year born at a Legacy Health hospital arrived at the Family Birth Center at Salmon Creek Medical Center at 1:43 a.m. on January 1, 2015. The baby girl was born to parents Cassandra Carter and Kyle Schneider and is named Aubrey Maya Schneider.
The parents are available for a pooled interview and a photo session with baby Aubrey. An interview is expected to take place between 11am and 1pm on January 1.
Please call Legacy's media pager 503-938-7788 after 8:00 am to indicate your interest in the interview.