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Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health Revise Adult ICU Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS and WYOMING, Mich., March 25, 2020 – Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health have revised their adult Intensive Care Unit visitor restrictions. As of tonight at 9 p.m., no visitors will be allowed in either of the organizations’ adult ICUs.

The move is intended to help keep patients, family members and team members safe during the COVID-19 situation, to comply with State of Michigan orders and to preserve personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers who are at risk.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and information is subject to change. We appreciate the public’s cooperation and understand this is an extremely difficult time for everyone.

Metro Health and Spectrum Health both offer virtual visitor options to those who have family members in the ICU as a way to connect with their loved ones.

The revised no-visitor restriction does not include the pediatric ICU or neonatal ICU at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital continues to allow one visitor per patient in the pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU and general medical areas.

 

 About Metro Health – University of Michigan Health

As an affiliate of University of Michigan Health, Metro Health provides a world-class system of leading-edge healthcare services with its patient-centric, holistic approach. The 208-bed hospital anchors Metro Health Village in Wyoming, Michigan, serving more than 250,000 patients annually. More than 61,000 emergency patients are treated each year at the hospital, a Verified Level II Trauma Center. Primary and specialty care services are provided at 30 locations throughout West Michigan. More than 500 staff physicians provide state-of-the-art treatment for a full array of health needs, including for cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke and trauma. As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center, Metro Health provides specialty services that include neurosciences, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology, OB/GYN, bariatrics, orthopedics and wound care. In 2019, Metro Health was the only Grand Rapids area hospital included among the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association of Business Resources. The hospital is committed to promoting health and wellness through the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, Live Healthy community outreach classes and educational programs. For more information visit www.metrohealth.net, follow us on Twitter @MetroHealthGr and like the hospital on Facebook.com/MetroHealth.

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,500 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to

offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 155 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

 

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Contact:

Jamie Allen
Metro Health – University of Michigan Health
616-706-8386
Jamie.Allen@metrogr.org

Beth Cranson
Spectrum Health
616-540-0813
Elizabeth.Cranson@spectrumhealth.org
newsroom.spectrumhealth.org