01/12/18 – 1:58 P.M.
An increase in the flu and respiratory illness case prompted two area hospitals to limit visitations. The Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital have issued the limitation to protect patients. Limiting visitors lowers the risk that patients come into contact with the flu virus or a respiratory illness.
The limitation will remain in place until flu and respiratory illness cases decrease in the area. Until then you’re asked to refrain from visiting if you have any flu symptoms. Children 14 and younger are also asked to refrain from visitations.