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  • Major Health Partners: MHP COVID-19 update 11/6

    MHP COVID-19 Update                 DATE: November 6, 2020

      • MHP Employees:  We currently have 21 MHP employees out with Covid positive or Covid symptoms, including a few providers.  14 of the 21 employees have tested positive.   
      • Supplies:  A much-needed supply of gloves arrived, and we currently have a sufficient supply. 
      • Medications:  We have received several vials of Covid treatment drugs and remain very solid in our supply of necessary medications. 
      • Visitation and screening:  We are reinstituting screenings at our entrances and have made some modifications to the visitation rules.  See attached. 
      • Number of NEW positive results: 10 new positive cases since 11/4/2020
      • Out of the 10 new positive cases, 2 patients required inpatient care and 8 remained outpatient. 
      • We are now providing COVID testing in our outpatient physician practices.  Our supply is limited and a physician’s order is required
      • 3rd floor:  
        • We currently have 30 inpatients, 4 if which are in the Critical Care Unit (CCU)
        • 10 beds are available 
        • 9 of these inpatients tested positive for COVID  
      • 1st floor ACC 
        • This unit is being utilized only for surgical patients and non-COVID related admissions. 
        • We currently have 8 patients on this unit.
        • 14 beds are available
      • Number of total ER patients in last 24 hours: 68  
      • Number of vents currently in use and number of vents available: 
        • We have 1 ventilator in use and 4 BiPAP in use, 0 trilogy units are in use.  This leaves us with 17 ventilation units available.  The number of available vents is more than sufficient at this time based on the acuity of our patients and the number of inpatients.  Our availability of ventilation units not a concern at this time. 
    Visitor Screening Guidelines and Restrictions:
    All visitors must have negative answers to both the screening questions below and wear a mask. Visitors who do not have a mask will be given one and reminded to follow hand sanitizing guidelines.
    1. Have you developed a new onset cough or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fever, or loss of taste or smell within the last 14 days?
    2. Have you been tested for COVID-19 or ordered to quarantine in the last 14 days?
    Visitor restrictions vary by department. See the list below:
    “Designated visitor’s” are chosen by the patient and must remain the same for the length of the patient’s stay.
    • Inpatient/ACC - Patients may have two designated visitors from 9 a.m. - noon and 5 - 8 p.m.
    • Maternity Care – _Patients may have one designated visitor (visitation hours not limited)
    • Physician Offices – _Patients may have one designated visitor
    • Imaging/Surgery – _Patients may have one designated visitor
    • Emergency Department - No Visitors Allowed except for pediatric and altered mental status patients, both of which may have one designated visitor.