Fri. 2:21pm: Area hospitals lift visitor restrictions

Due to the decrease in the number of influenza cases in the Mahoning Valley, Humility of Mary Health Partners is lifting the visitation restrictions it enacted in mid-January, according to a release.

“The number of patients coming to the emergency departments with influenza-like symptoms has decreased substantially making it no longer necessary to restrict visitation,” said Nick Kreatsoulas, DO, HMHP chief medical officer. “However, we still ask anyone who isn’t feeling well or has flu-like symptoms to refrain from visiting until they are feeling better and are symptom free.”

Humility of Mary operates St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.