MHP COVID-19 Daily Update
April 24, 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.
Critical Care patients: We have a total of 12 critical care patients on the 3rd floor inpatient unit.
Cavi wipes: These may soon be substituted with Wexide solution in certain departments
due to the fact we cannot obtain Cavi wipes at this time. We have sufficient
spray bottles to implement this cleaning process. We need Clorox/Lysol
wipes, but those are difficult to obtain as well.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com).
PATIENTS TREATED AT OUR RESPIRATORY CLINIC LOCATIONS:
- Priority Care located at 30 W. Rampart Road: Treated 25 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 14 patients
yesterday with respiratory signs/symptoms. Washington St. Clinic is open
8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.
- Number of available swabs/media: 52, plus an additional 150+ GuideMed testing
kits available through Priority Care or the Washington Street Clinic.
We hope to receive a shipment of testing kits from McKesson in the next 24 hours.
MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 19
- Current number of patients with respiratory related diagnoses: 16 (5 patients
on a critical care vent and 0 on BiPap and 0 on a trilogy device)
- Number of available beds: 21
- Number of inpatients in the ACC unit: 8 with 14 beds available
MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
- Number of ER patients in last 24 hours: 35
- Number of ER patients with respiratory signs/symptoms: 6 (representing 17%)