Magnolia Regional Health Center COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID Vaccination Appointment Number

(662-293-1144)

Please see below vaccination appointment scheduling information.


COVID-19 Patients & Testing for MRHC Main Facility and Clinics

Updated October 26, 2021, 9:00 am

Total Tested

Total Positive Inpatient Treated

Current Positive Inpatient Being Treated

Total Outpatient Positive Tests

26,685

979

7

4,187

 

***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.***


Pfizer Vaccine Booster Now Available (9.29.21)

If you received your second Pfizer COVID vaccine on or before April 7, 2021 and meet the guidelines defined by the CDC, you may now receive a Pfizer Booster vaccine. MRHC will be giving Pfizer Booster Vaccines at no charge at the NEMCC Extension Center in Corinth, Wednesday, October 6th . Please log onto your myHealth patient portal to schedule your appointment. If unable to schedule through your myHealth portal, call the COVID booster scheduling line at 662-293-6500. You must bring your COVID immunization card with you and be prepared to wait 15 minutes after your booster. Masks are required.

For instructions on how to sign up using the myHealth Patient Portal, click here.


Vaccine Booster Update (8.20.21)

This week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COVID Booster vaccinations (3rd dose) for immunocompromised patients.

As we continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), only those meeting the below immunocompromised criteria are eligible for the 3rd dose of vaccination at this time. We are not authorized to give a 3rd dose to anyone outside of these guidelines currently.

Examples of Immunocompromised Patients:

  • Currently receiving chemotherapy for cancer
  • Currently receiving immunosuppressants for autoimmune disease
  • Organ or Bone Marrow Transplant
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Inherited or Genetic Immunity Disorders
  • Extremely low antibody response to recent vaccinations

Over the coming months, our team expects full FDA approval of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as well as recommendations for boosters in non-immunocompromised patients. As we learn more, we will send additional information.

We continue to encourage all who are eligible to receive a vaccination if you haven’t at this time. With hospitals at critical capacities, it is vital that we all do our parts in this battle. Vaccinations have been proven to positively impact the level of severity of symptoms in individuals who potentially contract the virus. Please consider vaccination, if not for yourself, for your family, friends, community and local healthcare team fighting each and every day to save lives. 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. 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

In the meantime, if you do have an unmasked exposure to COVID, please contact your provider or Magnolia Express Care (662-293-1144) to discuss quarantine, testing, and treatment. In addition to vaccination, treatment with Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody infusion is one of the best tools available to keep high risk patients out of the hospital. If you test positive, and meet ANY of the following criteria, our team will work to get you scheduled for an infusion as quickly as possible:

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Overweight (BMI over 25)
  • Pregnant
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppressive Disease or Immunosuppressive Treatment
  • Heart disease, including hypertension
  • Chronic lung disease, including COPD and asthma
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Lastly, please continue to do your part by wearing a mask, limiting your social gatherings and staying home when possible. The current status of the healthcare system, ours included, simply cannot handle the capacity of critically sick patients we are currently seeing. By following these recommendations and pursuing a vaccine if you have not, we will all put our best foot forward in the fight against COVID-19.


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 August 6, 2021)

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.

At this time, 2 dedicated visitors will be allowed per patient for the duration of the visit. Visitors are to be selected and identified by the patient at the beginning of the hospital stay. Only 1 of the 2 dedicated visitors will be allowed with the patient at a time (Exceptions only for pediatric and labor/delivery patients). A “change out” period will happen twice per day. During this “change out” period, the 2 dedicated visitors can determine who will remain with the patient. The change out period will not be in place for pediatric and labor/delivery patients, as the 2 designated visitors selected can come and go as needed. The change out times are listed below:

6 am – 8 am

6 pm – 8 pm

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted at this time.

Inpatients: Two designated visitors are allowed for duration of the visit. Only one visitor is allowed with the patient at a time. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Critical Care Unit (CCU): Two designated visitors are allowed for duration of the visit. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at a time. Must adhere to critical care guidelines for visitation. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances

Pediatric Patients: Two designated visitors are allowed for duration of the visit. Visitors will be allowed to come and go as needed, as long as it does not become excessive.

Labor and Delivery: Two designated visitors are allowed for duration of the visit. Visitors will be allowed to come and go as needed, as long as it does not become excessive.

COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors allowed. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Outpatient Surgical Patients: Only one visitor allowed with patient.

Emergency Department (ED) Patients: Only one visitor allowed with patient.

MRHC Clinics: Only one visitor allowed with 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.
    •  Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • 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)
  • Rashes
  • Constipation
  • Allergies

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.

COVID-19 Testing Policies


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Please visit the Mississippi Department of Health Website for timely updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.


CDC GuidelinesKnow the symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Difficulty breathing

Social Media Graphic for COVID-19 Symptoms

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.

 

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