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

Updated September 16, 2020, 11:28 am

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

Total Tested

4,071

Test Results Pending

44

Total Positive Inpatient Treated

230

Current Positive Inpatient Being Treated

9

Total Outpatient Positive Tests

511

 

***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.***

 


CORINTH, MISS (July 8, 2020)

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOSPITAL AND CLINIC VISITOR POLICY

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.

Effective July 9, one visitor will be allowed per each patient for the duration of the stay. If the visitor must leave the facility, they will not be allowed to return until 6 am the next day. 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. All MRHC visitors will continue to be screened when entering our facilities, including the main hospital campus, our clinics, and offsite business locations, and will be required to wear a mask or a cloth face covering while visiting. All visitors will enter our main facility at entrance A and have their temperature checked. If the visitor has a fever, they will not be allowed in the facility. If your temperature is greater than 100.4, we will recommend calling your primary care physician or Magnolia Express Care for further evaluation.

Each visitor will be presented with a badge upon entrance to the main facility that will indicate the visiting location. The visitor is expected to wear the badge at all times while in the facility. All hospital waiting areas will remain closed at this time. If you accompany a patient in the Emergency Department or clinic, you will be required to stay in the room with the patient for the duration of the visit. We ask that you wear a mask or cloth face covering while visiting. No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed on campus at this time. MICU and SICU visitation will be determined on a case by case basis. Visiting hours will end at 9 pm and will be announced overhead throughout the facility daily.

Visitors are not allowed to move throughout the facility except to visit the cafeteria. Cafeteria hours will be as follows:

Breakfast    6:30 – 8:00 am
Lunch          11:00 – 1:30 pm
Dinner         9:00 – 10:30 pm
In regard to visitors in our clinics, we do ask that you only bring a visitor with you if it is absolutely necessary. In accordance with MSDH regulations, which state “less than ten persons per room”, we continue to work diligently to limit the number of visitors we have in one location and practice safe social distancing efforts. A mask or cloth covering is required for clinic visits.

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.

 



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

To read more please visit our news page.


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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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

July 7, 2020, 12:00 pm

As part of our continued efforts to protect our patients and staff, effective July 9, at 6 am, the following visitor policies apply:

  • Only one visitor is allowed per patient for the duration of the stay
  • If you exit the facility, you cannot return until 6 am the next morning
  • All visitors should continue to use Entrance A

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 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.

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 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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