MHP COVID-19 Daily Update
DATE: May 8, 2020

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    • Discharged COVID patients readmitting: 25-30% of discharged patients are readmitting with PE/clotting a few weeks post discharge. We have begun sending discharged patients home on Coumadin as a precaution. We plan to perform follow-up house calls on these patients who are started on anti-coagulants.
    • SNFs not accepting discharged patients: We are having issues with ECFs accepting our positive nursing home patients that are ready to be discharged. Some nursing home patients are testing positive for 30+ days. These patients are recovered enough to be discharged, but no one is accepting them, so we are having to keep them occupying a bed.
    • No weekend updates: Incident Command will be meeting informally this weekend due to the Mother’s Day holiday, so there will not be a weekend update. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Mother’s Day!
    • Convalescent Plasma donations: Versiti is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat others diagnosed with the virus. This blood-related treatment – approved by the FDA as an Emergency Investigational New Drug (EIND) – could offer hope to the hundreds of patients who continue to be diagnosed. This treatment would be used by hospitals for the most severely affected patients. Participants must be eligible to donate blood. For more information: 1-866-702-HOPE (866-702-4673) or visit
    • Small non-latex glove shortage: We have a critical shortage of small non-latex gloves. We have less than a 30-day supply based on our average daily burn rate.
    • 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 (
    • 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 (
    • Priority Care located at 30 W. Rampart Road: Priority Care treated 21 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: Washington St. Clinic is now currently closed until further notice.

    • Number of available swabs/media for testing: 305 (plus an additional 200+ GuideMed tests between Priority Care/Washington St Clinic).
    • Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 24
    • Current number of patients with respiratory related diagnoses: 20
    • Number of available 3rd floor beds: 16
    • Currently, we have 6 inpatients that have tested positive and 13 inpatients have pending results on the 3rd floor.
    • Number of inpatients in the 1st floor ACC unit: 5 with 17 beds available and none of these are patients that have positive or suspected COVID.
    • Number of ER patients in last 24 hours: 48
    • Number of ER patients with respiratory signs/symptoms: 8 (representing 17%)