Visitation Restrictions Lifted
An IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Release An General News Release
—MUNCIE - IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will remove all visitation restrictions, effective Friday, April 8.
"We would like to thank everyone for their compliance and patience," said Jeffrey Bird, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. "We will continue to monitor the levels of patient volumes with flu-like symptoms, but at this time we believe the restrictions are no longer necessary. While the restrictions may have been difficult, we believe they were instrumental in helping us protect our patients, employees and community."
Hospital officials have seen a steady decline in flu related illness that led them to restrict visitation to only two essential adult visitors (age 18 and above).
While IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is relaxing restrictions, normal precautions and good hand washing and hygiene habits are still encouraged at all times.
About Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana and part of Indiana University Health. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and maintains 1.2 million square feet of facilities. More than 19,000 patients are admitted every year and 328,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Michael Haley is President and CEO. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.