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Margaret Mary is prepared and ready to test patients who meet the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Indiana State Department of Health. With limited testing availability, we will be using the ISDH testing algorithm to determine when testing is necessary. Due to the nationwide shortage of testing swabs, we are only testing critically ill patients at this time. If you are symptomatic and suspect you may have COVID-19 and need assistance determining if you should seek care, please call your primary care provider.
This week, Governor Eric Holcomb provided guidance that healthcare facilities can begin reopening services. After careful review of Margaret Mary’s current volume of COVID-19 patients and analysis of our supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), we feel it is safe for our patients and staff to begin reopening several of our temporarily suspended services. As […]Read More
For patients who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Margaret Mary Health is offering modified payment plans and support to help. Those who are temporarily unemployed may qualify for significantly reduced payment plans for up to 90 days. Additionally, those who have been permanently laid off may now qualify for financial assistance. […]Read More
On Monday, April 13, Margaret Mary Health began in-house COVID-19 testing. The testing is performed on the same analyzer as our Flu A/B and Strep A testing and will allow for results within a matter of hours instead of days. All laboratories in the US are on limited allotments for COVID-19 testing. Due to these […]Read More
In a time full of uncertainty and sadness, it is important we take the opportunity to celebrate our successes. On April 6, 2020 Margaret Mary Health released from our inpatient unit one of our first clinically-diagnosed COVID-19 patients. After a lengthy battle, including time spent on a ventilator, the patient is doing well and moving […]Read More
To continue to improve access to care during this pandemic and further separate MMH’s ill patients from its healthy patients, MMH has established a second Acute Care Extension Site at the Orthopaedic and Specialty Center located on State Route 129. This site has been set up to provide care for ill patients, who need to […]Read More
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses which can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak in China. The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms may develop within 14 DAYS OF EXPOSURE. Only DESIGNATED LAB TESTS can diagnose the virus. In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.
Call Before You Come to MMH
If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and feel you need to be seen by a physician, please CALL the office or location IN ADVANCE.
If you believe you may have COVID-19, please consider using IU Health's free virtual clinic for screening of your symptoms. The link can be found here.
If immediate emergency care is needed, call 911 and tell the dispatcher you may have COVID-19.
Advanced Visitor Restrictions
For the protection and safety of our patients, team members and the community, we have made the decision to implement the following advanced visitor restrictions until further notice:
- NO VISITORS are allowed in any MMH facility.
- Patients may have ONE healthy (no fever, cough or respiratory symptoms) adult accompany them in the following scenarios:
- Pediatric patients
- Maternity patients
- Patients with dementia
- Surgical patients or patients receiving sedation
- Patients who need assistance ambulating
- Visitors will only be allowed to enter through the Main Lobby and ER.
- Visitors will be screened by MMH personnel before being allowed into the facility (respiratory symptoms or possible exposure including cough, fever, shortness of breath).
- No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted (including the children of OB patients).
- Use of MMH's Cafe will be closed to the public and limited to staff, patients and visitors of patients.
For Your Protection
We want to reassure the community the health, well-being and safety of every patient, visitor and team member is our highest priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Margaret Mary Health is adhering to the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and taking the following safety precautions to protect all patients and staff:
When appropriate, our staff is also taking the following precautions:
- Sending text notifications for patients waiting in vehicles to come directly in for appointment with no wait
- Scheduling telehealth follow-up visits
- Completing patient pre-registration over the phone from home
- Registering patients over the phone from their vehicles
5.5.2020 | Early detection equals better prognosis which is why preventative screenings are so important. When patients ignore symptoms, this results in a later diagnosis and often a worse outcome. Listen in as Dr. Geers explains why you should schedule screenings which may have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
5.1.2020 | We are blown away by the support shown to our team. Thank you to our community for another amazing week of generosity. Here is just a glimpse into a few of many donations that have been provided to our incredible team members.
Keeping Yourself Safe
COVID-19 is usually spread from close person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. The virus can also be spread through airborne transmission, when tiny droplets remain in the air even after the ill person leaves the area. The best way to protect yourself is to follow the tips below.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing.
- Stay home when you're sick.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects people frequently touch.
- Only wear a face mask if you have respiratory symptoms or are caring for someone with respiratory symptoms.
Learn More About Coronavirus Disease 2019
We are working closely with our state and local healthcare providers to identify, care for (if needed), monitor and prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community.