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MHP COVID-19 Daily Update - April 9

NEW SERVICEwww.mymhp.org/virtual

 

-          TELEHEALTH/VIDEO VISIT UPDATES

  • 810 Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 496 MHP Family & Internal Medicine Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 96 MHP Pulmonology Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 62 MHP Nephrology & Infectious Disease Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 59 MHP Psychology Telehealth visits since 3/19
  • 41 MHP Pediatrics Telehealth visits since 3/19

 

-          GENERAL UPDATES FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Nursing Homes:  ISDH has moved the nursing homes to 3rd on the list in terms of prioritizing supply allocation behind hospitals and First Responders.  Some local nursing homes are reporting they are running critically low in terms of gloves.  MHP has provided sufficient gloves to the affected homes at this time.  Shelby County EMA is helping secure additional necessary supplies for the affected nursing homes and that should be available next week. 
  • MHP Psychology FREE visit for MHP employees:   MHP Psychology is now offering a free 30-minute telehealth opportunity to MHP employees who are feeling overwhelmed and need a listening ear.
  • IGH providing telehealth:  Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology is providing telehealth.  If you would like to schedule a telemedicine appointment or have questions regarding this service, please call 317.865.2955.

 

 

o   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:

o   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

o   other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND

o   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:

o   You no longer have a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND

o   other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND

o   you received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. 

 

 

-          SUPPLY UPDATES:

  • Pharmacy:  Precedex and Propofol are both in stable supply.  Pharmacy is also prepared to staff the hospital 24/7 to support the inpatient and the Emergency Department if it becomes necessary.
  • We need your empty hand sanitizer bottles.  We are making our own hand sanitizer and need your empty containers in order to reuse.      

o   Do you have items that you would like to donate?  (hand sanitizer, masks, respirators, gloves, N95, bouffant caps, or gowns).  If so, please contact Angela Gill (agill@majorhospital.org)

o   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:

o   Priority Care located at 30 W. Rampart Road: Treated 11 patients yesterday and 12 patients so far today.  Priority Care is open 7AM-7PM Monday through Friday and 8AM-2PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  

o   Washington St. Clinic located at 157 W. Washington St:  Washington St Clinic treated 13 patients yesterday with respiratory signs/symptoms and 9 patients so far today.   Washington St. Clinic is open 8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.

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