First, we want to thank everyone for coming together as we make preparations
for our response. Our staff has been outstanding and we appreciate everyone’s
willingness to pitch in during this time of need. Incident Command has
been established and we are meeting daily to assess our response to the
COVID-19 situation. Below is a summary of what we have implemented to
date. As with any crisis situation, this plan is fluid and will continue
to evolve and require adaptation on everyone’s part. The safety
and security of our patients, visitors our staff is of utmost importance.
No visitors will be permitted at MHP Medical Center. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis only in the following
areas: ICU, OB/delivery, pediatrics, emergency department and outpatient
surgery. In end-of-life situations, up to two visitors may be allowed
The café will be closed to the general public. The café will remain open for staff, patients, approved visitors,
and those patients receiving special dietary meals.
Elective and non-emergent surgeries will be canceled/restricted. This is being done to make room for a possible influx of patients and to
limit potential exposure. Our providers and surgeons will consult and
determine whether the surgery/procedure should take place or be postponed.
This includes non-emergent diagnostic testing, including services in Imaging
and Cardiopulmonary. Again, if the surgeon or the referring provider feels
the case is necessary to proceed, we will continue to schedule and perform the case.
Maintaining sufficient supplies during this crisis will be one of our biggest
challenges. Our current supply situation remains stable; however, we anticipate certain
supplies reaching a critical shortage and we are requesting all staff
conserve and protect supplies.
Outpatient offices will continue to schedule and treat patients in the
office as deemed necessary by the provider. All other visits (including well visits), will be postponed and rescheduled
until further notice. Again, if the provider feels the patient should
be seen in the office, we will continue to schedule and treat the patient.
Most importantly, please understand WE WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Our job is to care for our patients in this community, and that is what
we will do. Our focus has temporarily shifted to take care of the medical
needs of our acutely ill patients and we are here for them during these
We will continue to send out updates as they are available. Due to a critically
low shortage of testing swabs, we are only able to test “critically
ill” persons at this time. We have ordered and hope to receive more
swabs, but this shortage is nationwide and not specific to MHP or even
Indiana. Please call (317) 392-DOCS if you are symptomatic. They will
direct you where to seek care and if you meet the criteria for testing.
If you are critically ill, proceed to the Emergency Dept. Otherwise, please
call (317) 392-DOCS.