To protect our patients, volunteers, providers and staff from the flu, beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, all visitors to EvergreenHealth Medical Center will be screened for flu-like symptoms before entering the main hospital.
King County health care facilities are reporting higher than usual cases of influenza this year.
Our clinical leaders have been monitoring these cases, and in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, we are implementing precautionary prevention measures, including the screening, to minimize further effects of the virus on our staff, providers, patients and community.
Every visitor to EvergreenHealth Medical Center’s main hospital building (including the Blue, Coral, Green, Purple, Red and Silver zones) will be screened for flu-like symptoms.
We understand that this may impact the ability of family and loved ones to visit patients during their stay in the hospital. We do apologize for this inconvenience.
It is our commitment to ensure the Absolute Safety and Service of every patient in our care; these preventative measures will help us keep everyone safer from the flu.
We will discontinue these measures when our clinical leaders determine it is safe to do so.
The access limitations will affect only the main hospital building (Blue, Coral, Green, Purple, Red and Silver zones).
This means that all doors and access points to these areas will be locked, with exception of the four screening points:
The Hospice Center will provide its own screening of visitors; anyone with flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear a mask during their visit.
The following locations will continue to allow unrestricted access:
To learn more, we invite you to call our 24-hour Healthline, 425.899.3000.
Thank you for your part in keeping everyone safer from the flu.