Concord Twp., OH, December 16, 2014 - To protect our patients, staff and visitors during this unusually early and aggressive flu season, Lake Health has begun limiting visitors to West Medical Center and TriPoint Medical Center. Although Lake Health will make exceptions in some circumstances, the following temporary restrictions have been put in place immediately:
- Visitors must be 18 years of age or older; visitation will be limited to two healthy visitors per patient.
- Adults who exhibit any flu-like symptoms or have been diagnosed with the flu within the past seven days are asked not to visit.
- All visitors will be asked to wash their hands before and after a patient visit using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand sanitizer located in each patient room.
- Visitors of patients in the hospital with the flu will be asked to wear a mask during visitation.
For more information on the seasonal flu, please visit the Lake County General Health District website at www.lcghd.org or the Center for Disease Control's website at www.cdc.gov/flu. It is not too late to get a flu shot to protect you and your family.
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, November 13, 2014 - Approximately 300,000 pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are implanted in U.S. patients each year. With the high volume of devices in circulation, demand is increasing for the removal and/or replacement of the devices' wires—called leads—that deliver life-saving "shocks" to regulate heart rhythm. Lake Health is the only community-based hospital in Northeast Ohio to offer the complex and delicate procedure.