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MHP Incident Command Covid-19 Update - October 20, 2021

Covid testing positivity rate:  Indiana’s Covid positivity rate is at 8.8% and Shelby County’s positivity rate is 7.8%. 


MHP Priority Care and MHP Pediatrics walk-ins:  Walk-in volumes at both locationshave decreased and are at levels that we normally see at this time of the year.


Emergency Department:  The number of patients being seen in our Emergency Department continues to fluctuate daily, with 76 patients seen on Monday and 59 Tuesday.


Inpatient unit: Thirty-seven of our forty beds are occupied on our 3rd floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have eight critical care patientson the 3rd floor and five of those patients are due to Covid.  Of the five Covid-related critical care patients, all five are unvaccinated. 
  • We have four patients on ventilators, plus three additional patients that are on Vapotherm or BiPap. Three of our four ventilated patients are due to Covid and none of those patients are vaccinated. 
  • Fourteen of our in-patients are Covid positive and only three of those in-patients are vaccinated.

Employee Illness: MHP currently has 7 staff out with COVID.


Show your gratitude:  Now more than ever is the time to tell healthcare workers how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. You and your family can express how much they mean to you with a new, special opportunity: The Gratitude Group.  Simply submit your videos, messages, and/or photos to gratitude@majorhospital.org or through this form https://www.mymhp.org/foundation/gratitude-form/ These messages will be shared internally to all MHP employees!  *Please keep video under 2 minutes.*


Donations needed: There is a nationwide shortage of crutches.  Do you have adult size crutches at home that you no longer need?  If so, please reach out to Angela Gill, agill@majorhospital.org to coordinate drop off of your new or used crutches. THANK YOU!