News | Published December 21, 2009

Visitation Restrictions Lifted, Medical Center Asks for Common Sense When Visiting

As the healthcare leader for the region, Mount Nittany Medical Center has taken an active role in preventing H1N1 and caring for those with the flu. In October, temporary restrictions were added to the visiting guidelines to further protect patients and healthcare providers from H1N1 and seasonal influenza. The Medical Center is lifting those restrictions, but continues to encourage a common-sense approach when visiting at the Medical Center. Visiting Guidelines at Mount Nittany Medical Center are as follows:•General visiting hours are from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, certain departments have modified visiting hours, please check the for a complete list of department visiting hours•No visitors with signs or symptoms of cold or flu•To protect our newborns and their families, the baby’s siblings are the only children permitted to visit a mother’s room•Quiet time is from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on the Women’s and Children’s Unit, please respect the families’ wishes to keep this time for family only“At Mount Nittany Medical Center, we value the role that friends and family provide in the healing process,” said Janet Schachtner, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer, and senior vice president, patient care services. “Although, we have lifted the restriction, it is still very important for the community to consider the health and safety of all our patients when coming to the Medical Center. Please don’t visit a patient here if you are not feeling well. This is especially important during the flu season.” For more information on visiting hours at Mount Nittany Medical Center or H1N1, check # #Located in State College, Pa., Mount Nittany Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, 207-bed acute care facility leading the region in medical, surgical, outpatient, diagnostic and cancer care services. The Medical Center employs about 1,300 skilled healthcare professionals and support staff, and has more than 240 credentialed, independently-employed physicians in 43 specialties and subspecialties. Committed to moving Life Forward, Mount Nittany Medical Center is dedicated to the health and wellness of the community we serve. For more information, visit