Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Response

Updated April 8, 2020, 8:26 am

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

Tested:

418

Pending:

120

Positive Inpatient: 

3

Positive Outpatient: 

8

CORINTH, MISS (April 4, 2020) – Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) has confirmed its first COVID-19 (Coronavirus) death.

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CORINTH, MISS (March 27, 2020) – Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health have been notified of the second confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is the first MRHC case reported in Alcorn County.

To read more, please visit our news page.


The novel Coronavirus 2019 – or COVID-19 – is affecting countries and communities around the world. 

At MRHC, we’re working with our partners to minimize the disease’s impact on our region and keep our neighbors safe and healthy. 

We’re committed to bringing you the latest information on COVID-19 from our own organization, our partners in health care and others throughout our community.

 

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COVID-19 HOTLINE

 

MRHC COVID-19 Hotline

662-293-1144

8 am – 5 pm

Available 7 days a week

The hotline is open to individuals who have questions, concerns, have traveled internationally during the last two weeks or have been exposed to the virus and are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, which are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. As you speak with a representative, they might advise you to visit one of our clinics or provide advice on ways to care for yourself at home.

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. Prather and Dr. Jagtap) – (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 Clinic (Dr. Erica Noyes and Laquita Bain, FNP-BC) – (662) 287-6999
Magnolia Family Medical Practice (Dr. Pratt, Dr. Davis, Dr. Wright, Misty Rowsey, FNP) – (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 Nephrology Clinic (Dr. Hale) – (662) 665-8045
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. Blavo, 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. Logan, 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

MRHC Precautionary Changes

April 1, 2020, 7:35 pm

As part of our continued efforts to protect our patients and staff, effective April 2nd, at 12 pm noon, no visitors are allowed in our facilities unless the following applies:

  • End of life circumstances
  • Childbirth
  • Patient is a minor
  • Medically necessary reasons, deemed appropriate by a physician

Thank you for your continued cooperation and assistance.


March 27, 2020, 4:35 pm

Effective March 28, 2020, no visitors are allowed in our Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) or Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). At this time, we strongly discourage any visitors to our facility unless it is absolutely necessary.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.

Waiting Room Closures – Effective March 20, 2020, 12:00 pm

Effective immediately, all inpatient, emergency department and clinic waiting areas are closed to visitors. As we continue to follow protocols and guidelines, as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we feel that this is in the best interest of our patients, visitors, and staff. If you are a visitor to our main hospital campus, please be mindful that our visitation policy is still in place and that you need to check-in at the appropriate areas upon arrival.

Waiting Room Closures

In line with CDC recommendations, we’re limiting visitors in our facility and screening patients before their appointments, tests, procedures, and other medical encounters to ensure they do not have Coronavirus 2019 symptoms.

New Hospital Visitor Policy 

New Emergency Department Visitor Policy

Before your medical encounter, someone from MRHC may contact you by phone and ask:

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have a cough or shortness of breath?
  • Have you traveled in the last 30 days?
  • Have you had contact with someone who is sick and recently traveled?

If you answer “Yes” to the above, please plan to cancel your medical appointment. Notify your primary care doctor of your situation and follow the CDC’s recommendations.

We’ve also implemented a mandatory screening process for all employees, asking them to enter one entrance into the facility and checking their temperatures to ensure they do not have a present fever. 

MRHC Clinic Changes

  1. Only 1 person can accompany the patient to the appointment. If it is not essential that you have an accompaniment,  we ask that you please come alone. 
  2. No children under the age of 13 in the clinic unless it is the patient.
  3. If you arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle. 
  4. If you have a fever or lower respiratory symptoms, have been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19 or if you have traveled to one of the affected areas and having active symptoms, please call the clinic for further instructions.

Important: If you have a clinic visit on the main MRHC campus you will enter through the main MRHC hospital entrance (Entrance A).

These clinics include:

  • Magnolia Cardiology Clinic
  • Magnolia General and Vascular Surgery Clinic
  • Magnolia Orthopedic Trauma 
  • Magnolia Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Clinic
  • Magnolia Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Magnolia Plastics and Aesthetics 
  • North Mississippi Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

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

 

Industry and Business Resources

Industry and Business COVID Testing Policies

CDC Recommendations for Business and Industry

 


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


CDC Guidelines

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.