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MHP COVID-19 Daily Update - May 1

 

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  • GENERAL UPDATES FOR THE PUBLIC:
    • MHP employees:  We have had a total of 5 MHP employees that have tested positive since the virus was first identified.  Out of 1200+ employees, that is really an amazing job by our staff to lead by example, wearing PPE, and practicing prudent hand hygiene and social distancing.   
    • Surgery:  We have elective surgery cases scheduled for next week.  We have taken several precautions to ensure a safe environment for the patients and our staff.  This includes testing the patient for COVID prior to surgery, separate entrance and exits, and multiple other precautionary steps.  Moreover, all positive COVID inpatients have been isolated on the 3rd floor inpatient unit as far away from the 1st floor surgery department as possible. 
    • Physician Practices:  MHP Physician offices will begin reopening starting Monday.  Please contact your physician office to schedule an appointment.  If you have non-emergent respiratory signs or symptoms, including a fever, please visit Priority Care at 30 W. Rampart or  call (317) 398-7644.    
    • Washington St Clinic Closing:  Reminder, this location is temporarily closing until further notice after Friday, May 1st

 

 

  • SUPPLY UPDATES:
    • 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, 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: Priority Care treated 14 patients yesterday with respiratory signs/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:  Washington St Clinic treated 14 patients yesterday with respiratory signs/symptoms.  Washington St. Clinic is open 8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday, but will close after Friday May 1st until further notice. 

 

  • MHP TESTING STATUS:
    • Number of MHP patients tested: 906
    • Number of pending results: 56
    • Number of positive results: 170 (increase of 9 since yesterday)
      • Currently, we have 9 inpatients that have tested positive and 9 inpatients have pending results.
    • If you want updated statistics for Shelby County and/or the State of Indiana, please visit https://coronavirus.in.gov/.      
    • If you want updated statistics for the United States, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

 

 

  • TESTING AVAILABILITY:  
    • Number of available swabs/media for testing: 462 (plus an additional 300+ GuideMed tests between Priority Care/Washington St Clinic).  IU lab testing turnaround time is approximately 22 hours.  

 

 

  • MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
    • Current number of 3rd floor inpatients:  22
    • Current number of patients with respiratory related diagnoses: 20
    • Number of available beds: 18
    • Number of inpatients in the ACC unit: 3 with 19 beds available

 

  • MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
    • Number of ER patients in last 24 hours: 39
    • Number of ER patients with respiratory signs/symptoms: 11 (representing 28%)

 

 

  • VENTILATOR STATUS:
    • Number of ventilators currently in use and number of ventilators available:
      • We have 7 ventilators in use and 5 ventilation units available.
      • We also have 4 anesthesia and PACU vents available (not included in the above totals)  
      • We also have 10 disaster vents available and 6 home Cpap units (not included in the above totals).