FHN Implements Visitor Restrictions

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Due to the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), FHN Memorial Hospital has implemented additional visitor restrictions, including:

  • No visitors for patients hospitalized for general treatment/procedures except for emergencies or end-of-life situations
  • Only one significant other allowed at a time for new mothers/babies in the Birthing Center; no siblings or other visitors under 18
  • One visitor at a time for Emergency Room patients; no visitors under 18

Visitors can go to the main registration desk during business hours with questions, or the check-in desk in the ER after hours or for ER questions.

Please see the COVID-19 page on fhn.org for the latest information on the outbreak.

Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address

If you have questions about Coronavirus, call the Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more local information, visit FHN.org/Coronavirus; for more information on COVID-19 nationally, visit Coronavirus.gov.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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