MHP Incident Command Update

February 16, 2022

General update: Shelby County’s current positivity rate decreased significantly to 16.5% and Indiana’s positivity rate decreased significantly to 14.2%. According to Tuesday’s report from the Indiana Department of Health, hospitalizations related to Covid-19 have plummeted 55% since hitting a pandemic high of 3,519 on January 13th.

Inpatient unit: Twenty-five of our 40 beds are full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have 4 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 1 (25%) of those patients is due to Covid. Our lone Covid-related critical care patient is vaccinated and boosted.
  • We have one patient on a ventilator and that that patient is non-Covid. We have two additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and neither is related to Covid.
  • Five (20%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and 3 (60%) of them are unvaccinated.
  • One patient has died due to Covid since our last update.

Hospital visitation policy: Based on the above data, we plan to slowly relax our visitation restrictions and will be announcing those changes soon with an effective date.

Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: MHP Priority Care is averaging 40-45 walk-in patients per day. MHP Family & Internal Medicine and MHP Pediatrics are both averaging 30-35 walk-in patients per day. All offices are experiencing lower than normal walk-in volumes for this time of year. The patient wait times at all locations are back to our pre-Covid norms.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw 68 patients yesterday, which is a normal volume for this time of year. We only have 3 scheduled Covid infusions today and our Covid infusions and referrals have dropped significantly.