• COVID-19 Update: New Visitor Restrictions, Class Cancellations, Information Hotline Established

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release

     
    For Immediate Release
    March 13, 2020
     
     
    COVID-19 Update: New Visitor Restrictions, Class Cancellations, Information Hotline Established
     
    MIDLAND, Mich. – Effective immediately, MidMichigan Health is implementing new visitor restrictions to protect patients, employees, health care providers and employees from the spread of illness. These changes will help minimize the number of people within MidMichigan’s Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch.
     
    The new restrictions allow for only one, healthy adult visitor per patient. Children will not be allowed.
     
    In addition to this change, earlier today, the health system announced visitor restrictions to its Maternal Health (Maternity) and Women’s Health Units allowing for one support person only; the support person must be healthy and must be the same person throughout their stay; and no children will be allowed.
     
    Also, effective Monday, March 16, all classes, screenings and support groups have been canceled until April 5. Those who have questions regarding classes, screenings or support groups may contact MidMichigan Health Line at (800) 999-3199. Those who have questions about childbirth education classes and additional resources may contact Stephanie Leibfritz, R.N., M.S., manager of community health, at (989) 839-1886 or stephanie.leibfritz@midmichigan.org.
     
    As a service to the community, MidMichigan Health has published a COVID-19 informational hotline with a reminder of CDC guidelines and recommendations. The hotline can be reached toll-free at (800) 445-7356 or (989) 794-7600.
     
    Those interested in learning more about COVID-19 may visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/ oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
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    Media Contact
    Millie Jezior
    Public Relations Manager
    MidMichigan Health
    Phone (989) 839-3351
    millie.jezior@midmichigan.org
    www.midmichigan.org/newsroom
     

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