Magnolia Regional Health Center COVID-19 Homepage
COVID Vaccination Appointment Number
Please see below vaccination appointment scheduling information.
COVID-19 Patients & Testing for MRHC Main Facility and Clinics
Updated July 28, 2021, 2:07 pm
Test Results Pending
Total Positive Inpatient Treated
Current Positive Inpatient Being Treated
Total Outpatient Positive Tests
***The numbers reported by MRHC reflect cases that have been tested and/or treated
within our health system, regardless of the county of patient origin.***
Vaccine Information & Appointments
Magnolia Regional Health Center is committed to ensuring the safe distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to the members of our community in a timely manner. The global effort to eradicate COVID-19 with a wide-scale vaccination has required the largest mobilization of healthcare resources in modern times and is not without challenges.
All COVID-19 vaccines have been reviewed and approved by the U.S. FDA and the CDC, and many other public health agencies, and are safe for use in most adults. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been proven to be around 95% effective in preventing an individual from contracting COVID-19 when administered in two doses. For comparison, an annual flu vaccination is between 40% to 60% effective in preventing influenza.
As with all pharmaceuticals, we encourage you to discuss with your doctor prior to administration of the vaccine. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website for additional information.
Vaccination Appointment Scheduling
Thank you for your extremely positive response to our COVID vaccination process. Our frontline healthcare workers greatly appreciate your interest and desire to help us end this pandemic.
To schedule your vaccination appointment, please call the Magnolia Express Care Clinic COVID appointment request number at (662) 293-1144 or visit www.mrhc.org/myvaccine to submit your request. Please use only these contact methods when working to schedule a COVID vaccination appointment, as all former numbers used for scheduling are no longer being used.
All individuals age 12 and up are now eligible for a vaccination. Children under the age of 18 must have an adult accompany them during the appointment time.
Our team recognizes the importance of conducting the vaccination process in an efficient and timely manner and is working diligently to ensure we administer the vaccinations as quickly as possible to help protect our community. We sincerely appreciate your continued understanding and patience.
Hospital and Clinic Visitor Policy (Effective July 5, 2021)
The safety of patients, visitors and staff continues to be our top priority. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our team has worked diligently to ensure we protect everyone who enters our facilities and implement precautionary measures, as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). We continue to feel that this will make a significant impact and assist our team in continuing to provide quality care and maintain a safe environment.
By limiting the amount of visitors, and controlling the quantity of visits in and out of our facility, we are better able to provide a safe environment for all of our patients, visitors and healthcare team members.
Everyone at Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) is committed to keeping our patients, visitors, and staff safe at all times. Support by loved ones plays a vital role in the healing and recovery process, and we understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospital and clinics. Restricting visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make, but our team continues to work diligently to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we navigate the policies and best interests of our patients, visitors and staff.
To continue prioritizing the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, MRHC has implemented a revised visitation policy that allows for adjustments based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the community, according to state and county public health data.
The below policies are in place for everyone, including those who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.
Effective Monday, July 5, 2 visitors will be allowed per patient until 8 pm. Only 1 visitor will be allowed with the patient overnight. Visitors who leave the patient at 8 pm the night before can return to the bedside at 6 am the next day.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted at this time.
Inpatients: Two visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at night. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.
Critical Care Unit (CCU): Two visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at night (this will be considered on a patient by patient basis). Must adhere to critical care guidelines for visitation. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.
Labor and Delivery: The mother is allowed to have two visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed at night. Must adhere to guidelines for visitation.
Pediatric Patients: Two visitors per day. Both parents/guardians may stay at night.
COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors allowed. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.
Outpatient Surgical Patients: Two visitors allowed with patient.
Emergency Department (ED) Patients: Only one visitor allowed with patient.
MRHC Clinics: Two visitors allowed with the patient.
AT ALL LOCATIONS
Before entering MRHC facilities, all visitors must:
- Bring their own mask and wear it over the mouth and nose at all times.
- Not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Have a temperature less than 100 degrees F
- Be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to address continuing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cafeteria hours will be as follows:
Breakfast 6:30 – 8:00 am
Lunch 11:00 – 2:00 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm – 9 :00 pm
4:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Grill
Café Hours: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekends: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm.
As a reminder, please call your provider or our clinic prior to arriving. This will help our team of healthcare professionals take steps to ensure you receive the appropriate evaluation and protect your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping us all safe.
These measures are part of the steps we’re taking to protect you, our patients, our staff and the community. Preventing the spread of infectious diseases and protecting our patients are among our first and most fundamental obligations as a community healthcare provider.
***Visitation restrictions during COVID-19 response are subject to change. To protect our patients, visitors and staff, visitors who do not follow personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines will be asked to leave the premises.***
Magnolia Regional Health Center continues to follow and revise our policies to reflect recommendations of the Mississippi State Department of Health, the CDC and the U.S. FDA.
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Keeping You Safe
Planning and preparing for pandemics is part of our mission to keep our neighbors safe.
Our medical staff, nurses, registration staff, environmental services team, and others are monitoring CDC and WHO protocols to keep patients and our community healthy, even as COVID-19 continues to spread.
We are meeting with leaders and clinicians daily to review the latest recommendations from the CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health (MDH), as well as streamlining operations and staffing to best respond to this threat.
MRHC Telemedicine Now Available
As we continue to follow guidelines provided by the CDC, your health and safety remain a top priority. Providing a method in which patients can avoid in-clinic appointments at this time is important to us and is the reason we are expanding our clinic appointment methods.
Magnolia Regional Health Center is now offering telemedicine for some of our clinic visits. When you call to schedule your appointment, if the visit meets the criteria, you may be offered a telemedicine appointment with one of our providers. These visits use a cell phone, tablet, or computer to connect us to you with an audio and video connection.
Please understand that there are some concerns that have to be evaluated by a provider in the clinic. For example, the diagnosis of an ear infection cannot be made over telemedicine given that the eardrum cannot be visualized through the screen.
Examples of what visits can be conducted via telemedicine include, but are not limited to:
- Medication refills
- Behavior concerns (ADHD, Depression)
Depending on the telemedicine evaluation, you may still be required to visit the clinic for an in-person evaluation and/or further workup.
All wellness visits will continue to occur in the clinic.
If you have any questions about a regular or telemedicine appointment, please call a clinic listed below.
Corinth Ear, Nose, and Throat (Dr. Peery) – (662) 293-1565
Magnolia Behavioral Health Clinic (Amanda Ham, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC) – (662) 293-7635
Magnolia Cardiology Associates (Dr. Volansky) – (662) 287-5218
Magnolia Cardiovascular & Thoracic Clinic (Dr. Gilmore and Vickie Lambert, AGACNP-BC) – (662) 665-4660
Magnolia Express Care – (662) 286-1499
Magnolia Family Medical Practice (Dr. Pratt, Dr. Davis, Dr. Wright, Dr. Erica Noyes, Misty Rowsey, FNP, Laquita Bain, FNP-BC) – (662) 286-0088
Magnolia General and Vascular Surgery Clinic (Dr. Mathis) – (662) 284-9910
Magnolia Internal Medicine Clinic (Dr. Tim Noyes and Elizabeth Wilbanks, FNP) – (662) 293-7360
Magnolia Pediatric Clinic (Dr. Fowler, Dr. Bolden, Dr. Moss, Dr. Dodd, Dr. Berch, Hannah Beckham, FNP-C, ENP-C) – (662) 293-7390
Magnolia Regional Community Care Clinic (Dr. Baker and Dr. Jackson) – (662) 293-1680
Magnolia Specialty Clinic (Dr. Hale, Dr. Lindsey, Dr. Senf, Carmen Parks, FNP-BC) – (662) 665-8041
Magnolia Surgery Group (Dr. Johnson and Dr. Holley) – (662) 286-2522
Magnolia Women’s Center (Dr. General, Dr. Harmon, Andrea Huddleston, FNP-C) – (662) 293-1575
Magnolia Wound and Hyperbaric Center (Mary Elizabeth Pounders, NP) – (662) 293-1320
Orthopedic Trauma Services – (662) 284-9910
COVID-19 Testing Policies
Please be mindful that patients are required to meet specific qualifications in order to receive a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test. Please do not arrive at our emergency department or clinics asking to be tested. MRHC can only test individuals meeting CDC clinical criteria for testing. We assure you that our team will follow the proper protocols and provide appropriate care to treat your symptoms. For individuals who are tested, these tests do not act similarly to flu and strep tests, as they are not readily available or rapid.
As a reminder, please call your emergency department, provider or clinic prior to arriving. This will help healthcare professionals take the appropriate steps to ensure you receive the appropriate evaluation and protect your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping us all safe.
Industry and Business Resources
Please visit the Mississippi Department of Health Website for timely updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.
- Muscle/body aches
- Difficulty breathing
Know How it Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Steps You Can Take
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.