MHP COVID-19 Daily Update
April 23, 2020
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GENERAL UPDATES FOR THE PUBLIC:
Resumption of services: We are planning a soft and deliberate reopening, which could happen as
early as next week. Our approach will be to consider the Governor’s
guidance, physician and staff considerations, our supply of PPE, supply
of necessary medications, and patient safety. We anticipate some patients
may be hesitant to come to the hospital for a period of time after the
crisis subsides. We believe our soft opening approach will ease those
fears and ensure the safest possible environment for patients and staff.
MHP was already prepared as we intentionally separated inpatient volumes
from the beginning of the crisis by keeping confirmed and suspected COVID-19
cases on the third-floor unit and all non-COVID-19 inpatients on the first-floor
ambulatory care center unit. Likewise, we conducted all outpatient respiratory
illness visits outside the MHP Medical Center and conducted all those
at either Priority Care or our Washington Street Clinic. All these precautions
should instill confidence in the public that patient safety and quality
outcomes are our highest priorities.
Free Virtual Visit for MHP Employees at MHP Psychology: MHP Psychology is offering a free 30-minute virtual visit for MHP employees
who are feeling overwhelmed and need a listening ear. This service will
be provided Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Employees should call
MHP Psychology at 317-392-2971, and ask to speak to a provider. If your
schedule requires an appointment outside these hours, please let us know
and we will work to accommodate you.
Community Support Event: Some churches in the community will conduct a drive-through showing support
to our extended care facilities and the MHP Medical Center. They plan
to complete their drive at MHP with a prayer service. Giant 98 plans to
broadcast it. This will be held Sunday, May 3rd and they plan to arrive at MHP sometime around 6:30-7PM.
ISHAA Sports Physicals: The IHSAA has updated school physical requirements for the 2020-2021
season. ISHAA will waive the requirement for a new updated physical. Athletes
must have a physical from the 2019-2020 season on file to participate.
If they do not, they must have a physical completed after April 1, 2019.
Incoming freshmen will also be able to use their physical form from 2019-2020.
Transfer students must provide a copy from their previous school for the
Masks: Medium-sized half masks have arrived.
Cavi wipes: Our vendor has been unable to supply these for quite some time. Clorox/Lysol
wipes would make an excellent substitute. If you have these and are willing
to donate, please contact us.
- We need your empty hand sanitizer bottles. We are making our own hand sanitizer
and need your empty containers in order to reuse.
Do you have items that you would like to donate? (hand sanitizer, masks,
respirators, gloves, N95, bouffant caps, or gowns). If so, please contact
Angela Gill (email@example.com)
Food Donations: Several community supporters have called to offer to donate food for
our staff and physicians. Some are also doing it as a way to support those
restaurants who are struggling to stay afloat while they are only open
for carryout. We are extremely grateful for all the community support
and selfless gestures. If you would like to find out more information,
please contact Angela Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PATIENTS TREATED AT OUR RESPIRATORY CLINIC LOCATIONS:
- Priority Care located at 30 W. Rampart Road: Treated 10 patients yesterday
with respiratory signs/symptoms. Priority Care is open 7AM-7PM Monday
through Friday and 8AM-2PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Washington St. Clinic located at 157 W. Washington St: Treated 10 patients
yesterday with respiratory signs/symptoms. Washington St. Clinic is open
8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.
MHP TESTING STATUS:
- Number of available swabs/media: 50, plus an additional 190 GuideMed testing
kits available through Priority Care or the Washington Street Clinic.
We will continue to follow the ISDH/CDC testing protocols to determine
which patients are eligible for testing. The testing criteria was updated
this week and is available on the ISDH website.
MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 18
- Current number of patients with respiratory related diagnoses: 17 (4 patients
on a critical care vent and 0 on BiPap and 0 on a trilogy device)
Number of available beds on the 3rd floor: 22
- Number of inpatients in the ACC unit: 9 with 13 beds available
MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
- Number of ER patients in last 24 hours: 43
- Number of ER patients with respiratory signs/symptoms: 8 (representing 19%)