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Schuyler Hospital reacting to swine flu

In response to the SWINE INFLUENZA A (H1N1) virus, Schuyler Hospital is taking all necessary precautions, as required by the NYS Department of Health, and in concert with a regional consortium of healthcare agencies.Schuyler Hospital is removing opportunities for multiple contacts, to avoid contact exposure, and has also removed coffee pots from shared areas. In the Hospital’s Emergency Department, patients with flu symptoms will be directed to sit in an area separate from well patients so as to avoid spreading the virus.Masks and alcohol hand cleansers are on hand at all entrances to the Hospital. Hand washing is strongly encouraged as the best precaution against the spread of the swine flu virus.Additional procedures may be altered to comply with regulations, and to protect our patients, residents, staff and community.For seasonal flu vaccines, community members are urged to contact their family physician, attend a public health clinic, or make an appointment at Schuyler Hospital’s Primary Care Center by calling (607) 535-7154.Community members with questions or concerns regarding swine flu should contact Chief Nursing Officer, Prudence Ferraro, at (607) 535-7121.Swine flu information and links are also available at Schuyler Hospital’s website at www.schuylerhospital.org

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