Due to increased flu activity in North Carolina, Mission Health has implemented visitor limitations for all Mission Health hospitals, effective Monday, Dec. 16.
Visitors younger than 12 and anyone who does not feel well is encouraged to call patients rather than visit them in the hospital. Visitors can call the main number 828-213-1111 and be directed to the patient.
The spread of influenza may be prevented by practicing frequent hand hygiene, wearing a face mask, staying home if when sick and getting an annual influenza vaccine. Washing one’s hands before and after visiting the hospital and use the hand-sanitizing stations placed at hospital entrances and throughout the buildings are also encouraged.
This precaution is being implemented at Mission Hospital in Asheville and its sister hospitals in Western North Carolina, including CarePartners in Asheville, Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion, Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Angel Medical Center in Franklin and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands.