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Dr. Gustafson talks COVID-19 testing, donations; MHP Virtual Clinic

Testing for COVID-19 has many variables.  From the region of the United States to available tests even to the length of time to get a result.

 

MHP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paula Gustafson.

 

 

Gustafson says the Medical Center does everything it can to employ social distancing.

 

 

MHP has launched a virtual clinic staffed with dedicated MHP providers to provide 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.    

 

Want to check in with a loved one at the MHP Medical Center ?

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. 

 

Gustafson says they appreciate efforts in the community to donate needed supplies to MHP.

 

 

MHP faces critical shortages of small-sized N95 masks and D-batteries. 

 

Hand sanitizer, masks, respirators, gloves, N95, D-batteries, gowns or food for the staff are all appreciated.  If you wish to donate, please contact Angela Gill (agill@majorhospital.org).