HaysMed Issues POKEMON GO Restrictions
Hays, Kansas (July 16, 2016) – The Pokemon Go game has rapidly swept across the county. While it’s encouraging people to get active HaysMed would like to warn players that playing Pokemon Go is not allowed on the hospital premises.
“Hospitals, walk in clinics and doctor’s offices are meant for patients and their families seeking medical attention.” said Shae Veach, Vice President of Regional Development and Marketing. “We strongly urge game players to refrain from playing Pokemon Go on the HaysMed grounds.”
As an organization dedicated to health and wellness, HaysMed supports the health benefits that may be gained by community members of all ages who are enjoying Pokemon Go. However, safety, privacy and security concerns for patients are a priority.
“Protecting our patients’and their families’ safety and privacy are our chief concern,” said Veach. “We have to insure that our patients and families are not inconvenienced.” Anyone found playing Pokemon Go on hospital property will be escorted off.
HaysMed urges all game players to observe good safety precautions. A few of those precautions include:
- Put down phones and headphones when crossing the street.
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
- Be especially alert when it’s dark out, and make sure you’re visible to drivers.
- Cross at a traffic signal or crosswalk when possible.