Pokémon Go Players Cause Problems at Provo Hospital

  July 18, 2016

By Cathryn Jakicic

In the quest to catch 'em all, Pokémon Go  players are causing staff at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo some concern, according to an article on the Daily Herald website.

It started after the hospital, which is undergoing a large scale renovation project, became aware late last week of the four Pokéstops — real world locations where players can get virtual items to aid in their Poké-catching quest — on the campus.

The stops, a large statue inside the hospital atrium, a time capsule in the main entrance, a statue outside by the fountain and another near the helipad have the potential to be trouble for patients, or, in the case of the helipad, be dangerous to the players.

With the limited parking, combined with the general chaos of construction, the Pokéstops inside the building are especially worrisome. The hospital said if there are a handful of people playing the game outside, it’s fine, but they want people to be respectful of the property and the hospital’s mission. The hospital is asking for people to access the Pokéstops without entering the facility.

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This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net




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