ACH Takes Proactive H1N1 Preparation Steps
Alliance Community Hospital is working closely with state and regional Health Department officials for proactive identification and treatment of the H1N1 virus, particularly as school children return to their classrooms this fall.
Our Emergency Department, patient care and extended staff members have received reminders about the importance of hand-washing in combating any flu viruses. Additionally, ACH will offer the appropriate vaccines to the designated high priority groups throughout the flu season, depending on availability of immunizations for both the regular strain of flu and H1N1. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
As always, the ACH staff encourages community members to be mindful of flu symptoms and asks that anyone suffering from fever, coughing, sneezing, or any other flu or cold symptoms refrain from visiting the hospital in order to minimize the risk of infecting patients, employees, volunteers, and visitors of ACH.
Anyone who is feeling ill, experiencing influenza-like symptoms, or suspects they may be suffering from H1N1 should contact their family physician or proceed to an Emergency Department, depending on severity of the symptoms.
For more information or for additional H1N1-related questions, please contact your family physician or call the Stark County Health Department at 330-493-9904 or visit the health department's website at www.starkhealth.org.