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Vidant Health hospitals set visitation restrictions for children

January 22, 2018 posted by Erica Mizelle

GREENVILLE, NC – Vidant Health values family presence when loved ones are in the hospital. We also are responsible for protecting patients from being exposed to viruses such as the flu. Due to the high number of people with the flu in our community, we are temporarily changing our family presence and visitation practices for patient safety as well as the safety of visitors. 

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 23, the following Vidant hospitals will welcome healthy visitors who are 12 years of age and older:

  • The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head
  • Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington
  • Vidant Bertie Hospital in Windsor
  • Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville
  • Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro
  • Vidant Medical Center in Greenville 

The exception is a well-child under 12 years of age can visit a newborn sibling. 

Our experts are tracking flu activity daily and as soon as the flu decreases, we will again welcome family and visitors of all ages.


About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,447-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in more than 80 practice sites in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit 

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