Visitor Restriction at Dubuque Hospitals
At the direction of Dr. Honorio Caceres, chairperson of the bi-hospital infection control committee, Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque and Dyersville and UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital will implement a visitation restriction effective Friday, January 12, 2018. This restriction is to limit patient visitation due to Influenza A in our community.
All children under age 14 and any individuals (all ages) with respiratory and/or influenza symptoms, such as coughing, fever, aches, and nausea, are asked and expected not to visit hospitalized patients until further notice. This restriction includes siblings of babies in the birth center. The restriction is a safety precaution to maintain a healthy hospital environment for patients and visitors and employees at Dubuque area hospitals.