MHP Incident Command Update

January 26, 2022

General Update: Shelby County’s positivity rate has increased to 31.6%. The state’s positivity rate remains at 30.5%. Indiana’s hospitalization rate is trending down slightly over the past 6 days and Major Hospital is following that trend. Riley Hospital is reporting this is the first week for a decline in pediatric hospitalizations compared to the last several weeks.

Inpatient unit: Thirty-two of our 40 beds are full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit. It has been sixty-two days since we had 8 or more available inpatient beds.

  • We currently have 8 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 6 (75%) of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 6 Covid-related critical care patients, one is vaccinated.
  • We have three patients on ventilators and all of those patients are Covid positive, and none of those patients are vaccinated. We have six additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and three of those patients are Covid positive and one of those patients is vaccinated.
  • Nineteen (59%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and fourteen (73%) of them are unvaccinated.

Urgent Care and walk-in volumes:

  • Priority Care and MHP Family & Internal Medicine have both experienced declines in walk-in volumes this week. MHP Pediatrics is slightly down in numbers this week. Many kids are presenting with non-Covid viral issues. A significant portion of the pediatric population is presenting with high fevers, but testing negative for Covid.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw an average of 58 patients per day the last few days. Covid infusions are continuing, but have decreased slightly compared to the last few weeks.