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OSF Little Company of Mary Implement Visitor Restrictions in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 15, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking the public to limit visits to the hospital.

OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center, in conjunction with the Cook County Health Department, has issued the following temporary visitor restrictions during continued widespread seasonal influenza activity and the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect our patients and community, NO visitors will be allowed at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center until further notice. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. The changes are effective immediately.

 

We understand these restrictions may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The health risks from cold and flu remain high. Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will keep them safe while in our care. While the number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) are still low in our state and region, these restrictions will also serve as a preventative measure for the virus.

 

For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCook County Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Closings & Cancellations - Evergreen Park Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

Care Station East at 5660 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will be CLOSED starting Tuesday, March 24. Care Station West at 6700 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn will remain OPEN for your urgent care needs.

 

  • Birthing Basics March 21, 28 and April 4 & April 28, May 5 & 12 (3 session classes)
  • Baby Care Basics April 7
  • Days Breastfeeding Support Group cancelled until May 6
  • Evening Breastfeeding Support Group March 25  & April 29
  • Having Your Baby at OSF Little Company of Mary Tours April 23
  • Infant Child/CPR March 24
  • Now I’m Home, Now What? March 19 & April 16
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Class April 2
  • Sibling Preparation Class March 19
  • Wine, Women and Shoes April 2 – postponed
  • Senior Social Group March 18, April 1, April 15
  • ALL Screenings in March
  • FREE Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening cancelled until May
     

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 13, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff, OSF HealthCare is closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactively cautious approach to prevent the spread of viral illness.

If you have symptoms...

If you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, DO NOT go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

OSF HealthCare chatbot, Clare, can provide general information, education and initiate screening.

Start Coronavirus Screening

Note: Clare is not currently available in Internet Explorer; please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Please be sure to turn off any pop-up blocker(s) as well.

What is OSF HealthCare doing to prepare?

OSF has always taken a proactively cautious approach to the spread of infectious conditions. This includes:

  • Asking patients and visitors to wear masks based on their presenting symptoms. At times, further evaluation is completed in rooms with special ventilation.
  • Cancelling in-person meetings when possible.
  • Conserving supplies according to federal health and safety guidelines to assure they are available to protect our patients, their families and our Mission Partners.

All OSF HealthCare settings are prepared to identify and appropriately direct patients to the correct place to receive care. This includes using digital screening tools, including Clare and a phone triage line. These options are convenient and also minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure.

Infection prevention specialists are at every OSF hospital. They, along with other key leaders, are in touch daily with the updated surveillance information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn more

For more information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) including frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 digital health hub.