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CVPH has new visitor policy

PLATTSBURGH - The Alice T. Miner Center for Women and Children at CVPH Medical Center has altered its visitor policy in an effort to protect its patients during the 2009-10 flu season.

Visitors to the unit, located on the third floor, are now limited to the mother's husband/partner/coach, maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents. The policy also applies to the medical center's Pediatric Service unit.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, children younger than the age of 6 months and pregnant women are in at high-risk for serious complications related to the seasonal and H1N1 flu.

"This policy change helps us to protect the babies and their mothers," explained CWC director Maria Hayes.

For more information, call CVPH Public Relations at 562-7320.

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