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MHP update on COVID-19 - April 3

MHP providers are now available on 2 virtual visit platforms! The MHP COVID Virtual Clinic (for patients with respiratory or COVID related symptoms ONLY) and MHP Virtual Visit (for all other non-COVID related conditions). These new platforms allows patients to seek medical advice from the comfort of their homes, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares, or emergency departments.  To learn more visit www.myMHP.org/virtual.

TELEHEALTH/VIDEO VISIT UPDATES

  • 453 Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 284 Family and Internal Medicine Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 20 Virtual COVID Clinic Telehealth visits since 3/27

 

  • GENERAL UPDATES FOR THE PUBLIC:
    • Main Entrance/Door #2 closing earlier:  Beginning Monday 4/6, Main Entrance/Door #2 will be closed at 5PM during the week.  This entrance opens at 6AM Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends.   
    • Community Appreciation Event:  Members of the community have organized a recognition event to show their support and appreciation for all MHP Providers and staff.  This is scheduled for Saturday 4/4 at 7PM in the MHP Medical Center parking lot.  Participants will remain in their vehicles and drive through the parking lot with blinking/flashing lights and honking horns.  They are also requesting participants to tune into Giant FM WSVX 96.5 during the event.  Marketing will cover the event on social media.  MHP appreciates all the support, donations and kind gestures from Shelbyville and Shelby County! 
    • MHP Orthopaedic Walk-in Care:  Beginning Monday, 4/6, we will begin providing orthopaedic walk-in visits at Renovo Orthopaedic Center at 275 W. Basset Road.  This service will be available Monday through Friday from 8AM-3PM.  The purpose of this new service is to help keep those with orthopaedic injuries from having to visit the Emergency Department or Priority Care.  This service is being offered as a collaboration between the providers at MHP Sports Medicine, MHP FORCE Orthopaedics, and MHP Foot & Ankle Surgery.  The walk-in site will treat ONLY urgent orthopaedic injuries and fractures.  Chronic pain, medication refills and other non-related orthopaedic illnesses will not be seen at this location.  Patients with signs or symptoms of respiratory illness will also not be able to be seen at this location.     

 

  • When can COVID-19 patients be released to work
    • People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions:
      • If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
        • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND
        • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
        • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
      • If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:
        • You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND
        • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
        • you received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. 

 

  • Hand sanitizer bottles:  Please remember to save your empty hand sanitizer bottles.  MedWorks needs those empty bottles in order to refill what they are making so we can keep all areas supplied with hand sanitizer. 

 

  • SUPPLY UPDATES:
    • Supplies/PPE:  Stable/steady at this time. 
    • Laundering gownsOur new overnight process of laundering isolation gowns in-house went well.  It takes approximately 40-45 minutes for a complete turnaround cycle.  We can turn 60 gowns per cycle.    
    • GownsWe expect a delivery of additional gowns Sunday/Monday.
    • D Batteries:  We now have a sufficient supply of D batteries. Our sincere thanks to several members of the community who made donations.  We needed these for our supply of 10 emergency ventilators.  These are powered by D batteries and the batteries are required to be changed every 48 hours.   
    • We need your empty hand sanitizer bottles.  We are making our own hand sanitizer and need your empty containers in order to reuse.      
    • Do you have items that you would like to donate?  (hand sanitizer, masks, respirators, gloves, N95, bouffant caps, D-batteries, or gowns).  If so, please contact Angela Gill (agill@majorhospital.org)
    • Food Donations:  Several community supporters have called to offer to donate food for our staff and physicians.  Some are also doing it as a way to support those restaurants who are struggling to stay afloat while they are only open for carryout.  We are extremely grateful for all the community support and selfless gestures.  If you would like to find out more information, please contact Angela Gill (agill@majorhospital.org).   

 

  • PATIENTS TREATED AT OUR RESPIRATORY CLINIC LOCATIONS:
    • Priority Care located at 30 W. Rampart Road: Treated 21 patients yesterday and 15 patients so far today.  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:  The Washington St. Clinic treated 21 patients yesterday and has seen 18 patients today so far.  Washington St. Clinic is open 8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.

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