MHP COVID-19 Daily Update
DATE: March 29, 2020
NEW SERVICE: MHP has launched a virtual clinic staffed with dedicated MHP providers. Get the care, treatment or medical advice you need from the comfort of your home using your computer or phone. This service allows patients to seek medical advice from anywhere in the U.S, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares, or emergency departments. The MHP Virtual Clinic is staffed Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please visit www.mymhp.org/virtual to sign up now.
GENERAL UPDATES FOR THE PUBLIC:
- The CDC has issued a Health Advisory for Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To read the advisory, please click here
- Beginning 3/30, MHP will have a dedicated Nurse Practitioner rounding daily in the local nursing homes in order to ensure we are closely monitoring and following any patients that could have COVID-19.
- Critical shortage items: small-sized N95 masks and D-batteries.
- Do you have items you would like to donate? (hand sanitizer, masks, respirators, gloves, N95, D-batteries, gowns or food for our staff). If so, please contact Angela Gill (email@example.com)
PATIENTS TREATED AT OUR RESPIRATORY CLINIC LOCATIONS:
- Priority Care located at 30 W. Rampart Road: Treated 26 patients on 3/27 with respiratory 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 17 patients on 3/27 with respiratory symptoms. The Washington St. Clinic is open 8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday and is not open on weekends.
VIDEO VISITS AND TELEHEALTH:
- Beginning 3/19 through 3/27, we have conducted 186 telehealth visits. You can conduct your telehealth visit today at www.mymhp.org/virtual
- 127 telehealth visits have been performed through MHP Family & Internal Medicine and we have also rolled out home-visits for certain patients.
- MHP Psychology has performed 7 telehealth visits
- Our Washington St. Clinic performed its first telehealth visit on 3/27
- MHP Pulmonology, MHP Nephrology and MHP Wound Care will have the ability to begin scheduling telehealth visits for certain patients beginning next week
- OnsiteSolutions and MHP SportWorks will be the next sites to implement telehealth capabilities
WANT TO CHECK IN WITH A LOVED ONE AT THE MHP MEDICAL CENTER ?
- Managing visitation: Indiana hospitals are strictly enforcing visitation rules. We are following the same policies. However, MHP understands you still need to see and hear your loved one. That’s why we have initiated using FaceTime or Skype connectivity for patients and their family members. We have dedicated iPads our patients can use to communicate with the outside world using our dedicated Wi-Fi access. The inpatient nursing staff is also offering family members a phone number to call in for daily updates and offering to make daily calls to the patient’s family if preferred.
Visitors are prohibited with the following exceptions:
- One designated at end of life with appropriate screening
- One designated for laboring patient with appropriate screening
- One designated for pediatric patient with appropriate screening
- One designated for surgery patient with appropriate screening
- If a visitor is permitted, the visitor must remain in the patient’s room and cannot come and go from the patient’s room. We are doing this to protect our other high-risk patients and our staff. The visitor must also not have a positive or pending COVID-19 test.
MHP TESTING STATUS: Please understand we are only able to report numbers and results of MHP
patients who had their testing ordered or performed through MHP. The Shelby
County Health Department receives the positive results for ALL Shelby
County residents, regardless of the location where the testing was performed.
If the COVID-19 test was not ordered or performed by MHP, we are not notified
of the test or the result. Consequently, our reported testing data will
differ from that information available through the Indiana State Department
of Health, the CDC and the Shelby County Health Department.
- Number of MHP patients tested: 101
- Number of pending results: 31
- Number of positive results: 9
- 80%+ patients have minor/mild or no symptoms at all
- If you want updated statistics for Shelby County and/or the State of Indiana, please visit https://coronavirus.in.gov/.
- If you want updated statistics for the United States, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
- Number of available swabs/media: 54, and we are expecting delivery of an additional 300 on or about April 7th. We have placed an order for an additional 500 test kits. Delivery date is unknown.
MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
- Current number of inpatients: 22 (7 of the inpatients tested positive for COVID-19 and we have 6 pending results on other inpatients)
- Current number of patients in isolation: 22 (1 patient is on a vent and 1 is on BiPap)
- Number of available beds: 18
MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
- Number of ER patients in last 24 hours: 28
- Number of ER patients with respiratory signs/symptoms: 8 (representing 28.57%)
- 5 patients are in the ACC with 17 available beds and zero ACC patients have respiratory symptoms
- Indiana State Dept of Health Call Center for Healthcare workers and the general public (staffed 8AM-8PM) (317) 233-7125. Please call (317) 233-1325 after hours.
- For the Shelby County Health Department, please call (317) 392-6470.