‚ÄčMHP COVID-19 Daily Update
DATE: March 28, 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.

  • SUPPLY UPDATES:
    • 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 (agill@majorhospital.org)
  • 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.
  • TESTING STATUS:
    • Number of available swabs/media: 57, 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.
    • We will be using GuideMed, our current vendor for drug screens, to perform COVID testing with an anticipated 3-day turnaround time. GuideMed has sufficient testing supplies and media to help increase our testing availability. We will update as more information becomes available. We expect 300 testing kits to be delivered next week.
  • MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
    • Current number of inpatients: 17
    • Current number of patients in isolation: 17 (1 patient is on a vent and 0 are on BiPap)
    • Number of available beds: 23
  • MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
    • Number of ER patients in last 24 hours: 38
    • Number of ER patients with respiratory signs/symptoms: 15 (representing 39.47%)
    • 5 patients in the ACC with 17 available beds
  • RESOURCES:
    • 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.