With the Indiana State Department of Health’s (ISDH) announcement
of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 “Coronavirus” in Indiana,
we understand that this may cause you to have concerns. While this first
confirmed case was not in our local community, we want to assure you that
MGH has been actively preparing for this development by collaborating
with state and local partners. We encourage all members of our local community
to be active in your role of prevention of all contagious diseases, including
influenza. Actions everyone can take include, but are not limited to,
vaccination, good hand hygiene practices, covering coughs or sneezes,
and staying home when ill.
We are coordinating our efforts to ensure that should you develop symptoms
that are of concern for COVID-19, we can minimize the risk to other individuals
and healthcare workers while you seek treatment. Communicating with Marion
General Hospital prior to arrival with symptoms is key in our ability
to provide the safest treatment for you and our staff. If you are directed
to Marion General Hospital for treatment, we ask that you call (765) 660-6900
to coordinate your arrival. Your participation in this process is greatly
appreciated as we work to minimize risk to our community.
MGH is committed to monitoring this situation as it continues to develop
and utilize our social media forums to communicate with you in a timely
manner. As we receive updates from the ISDH and Indiana Hospital Association,
we will be sharing that information for you to be able to make informed
decisions for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and family members.