Information on Coronavirus

Covid-19

The health and safety of our patients, staff and community are our top priority during this time. You can find important information regarding changes in our services and how we will be handling medical needs below. We will be updating our website regularly as new information is available.

For further information on the COVID-19 virus, visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

See the Ottawa County Health Department local dashboard here

COVID-19 testing is available at Magruder Hospital to those who have symptoms and an order from a medical professional. Read the Ottawa County Press Release for more information on medical care and testing.

Update 1/20/21

COVID vaccination distribution for those 80 and older starts this week in Ottawa County. Community members, who are interested in getting the vaccine, are encouraged to use the link here to sign up. A confirmation email of the registration will be sent to individuals who have registered. Those in the appropriate age/health categories will be contacted to make an appointment to receive the vaccine.

For individuals in Ottawa County who have a disability, no access to technology, or are experiencing technical issues in completing the Ottawa County Health Department’s COVID -19 vaccine registration form, please contact the United Way 2-1-1 line. Seniors age 60+ who need assistance with the online registration form can also contact Ottawa County Senior Resources at 419-898-6459.

Individuals are able to sign up family members or others who wish to receive the vaccine. When doing so, please enter a phone number that can be easily reached to set up an appointment.

A limited number of vaccine appointments will also be available through the Kroger Pharmacy and can be scheduled by calling Kroger at 866-211-5320 or visiting kroger.com/ohiocovidvaccine

Update 1/12/21

Currently, the Ottawa County Health Department has received 300 doses of COVID vaccine, and has administered 290 of them. The remaining ten will be given to first responders and frontline healthcare workers later this week

For individuals in Ottawa County who have a disability, no access to technology, or are experiencing technical issues in completing the Ottawa County Health Department’s COVID -19 vaccine registration form, please refer them to contact the United Way 2-1-1 line for assistance.

Update 1/8/21 Vaccine Registration

You can  now register for the COVID-19 vaccine if you are in the 1b group of people. This registration is being distributed by the Ottawa County Health Department and not Magruder Hospital. Questions should be directed to the Ottawa County Health Department at 419-734-6800. COVID-19 vaccine registration form.

The latest from Governor Mike DeWine yesterday is that COVID vaccine will be made available to those age 80+ beginning Tuesday, January 19th, and other age groups each week thereafter. Your Ottawa County health partners are working on the details to make that happen and will send information out to all available media sources once a plan is in place. This is an exciting time and we appreciate everyone’s patience.

Update 12/16/20

COVID 19 Vaccine & Bamlanivimab Treatment

The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine is exciting news for all of us! Our Community Clinic and provider clinics have received quite a few calls asking about the vaccine, and we are happy our community is so interested in vaccination information. Magruder Hospital has been approved as a vaccination site by the State of Ohio, but we do not currently have the COVID-19 vaccine or any detailed information about vaccine distribution yet. We will educate our community as it becomes available to the public. Please remember the easiest way to stay up to date is to follow this COVID-19 webpage and social media sites for updates.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines and is evaluating other vaccines as they become available. So the question on everyone’s mind is: When can I get mine? The answer for most people is: It might take some time.

Magruder Hospital will follow all state and federal guidelines for vaccine distribution. At the start, the supply will be limited. The first recipients will be people at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19: front-line healthcare providers and people in extended care settings, like nursing homes.

As the supply increases, the vaccine will be available to more and more people. Your age and health conditions will determine how soon you can get it. For most people, it might not be until spring or early summer.

Until then, we need you to keep up the fight. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Social distance. Stay at home. The COVID-19 vaccine may be a lifesaver in the months to come, but you can be one right now! We are staying positive and working to end this pandemic, so Stay Strong and do your part to help get us there! #improvinglivestogether

Magruder is also receiving calls from our community regarding the COVID 19 treatment bamlanivimab. While Magruder has this treatment available, it is only being given to patients with COVID-19 who have been given an order from their physician.

If you do not currently have a primary care provider and would like to establish with a Magruder Medical Group provider, please call our Find a Provider line at 419-734-3131 ext. 3351.

Here is a little bit more information to help you understand the uses for the bamlanivimab treatment.

What you need to know about Bamlanivimab

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may have a new treatment option: bamlanivimab (bam-la-NIV-i-mab). The research so far shows that for certain people, taking this drug may help limit the amount of virus in the body. This may help their symptoms improve sooner — and they may be less likely to need to go to the hospital. But bamlanivimab is a new drug that’s still being studied, so there’s a lot that scientists don’t know about the benefits and risks. Together, you and your doctor can decide if this treatment is right for you.

Important facts about bamlanivimab

Bamlanivimab is an investigational medicine used for the treatment of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults and adolescents 12 years of age or older with mild to moderate symptoms who weigh 88 pounds (40 kg) or more, and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization. There are very specific criteria set by the manufacturer and the FDA that must be met for a patient to be eligible to receive this treatment. Bamlanivimab has not been approved, but has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

 

Magruder Hospital Services

Your health is important to us. Please don’t wait to be seen for your healthcare needs.

Our Family and Internal Medicine Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are seeing patients in the office and many are also offering virtual visits via video or phone call. Please call your provider’s office to see what option is best for you.

The Urgent Care is open 7 days a week, 9:30am to 8:30pm.

The Emergency Room is open 24/7.

If you have questions about symptoms or where to go for care, please call your provider’s office. If you do not have a primary care provider, we can help. Call our find a provider line at 419-734-3131 ext. 3351

Magruder Hospital has opened the Magruder Community Clinic at 730 Jefferson Street in Port Clinton. The COVID triage line, COVID registration and testing will transition to this clinic, creating a dedicated clinic for our community members and their COVID testing needs.

We also hope to offer some additional services and resources from this location in the near future. Hours of operation will be 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. The triage line and clinic phone number is 419-301-4304, and the fax number is 419-732-2864.

Masking & Safety Measures

Please note when entering the hospital face coverings are required for people who can safely wear them. Face coverings should NEVER be worn by or placed on people who are younger than 2, have difficulty breathing, or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove them without assistance.

Magruder takes great pride in protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. We understand patients may be concerned about coming into a healthcare facility, so here are all the ways Magruder is keeping everyone safe - please don't delay your care.

  • Physical Distancing - 6 foot markings on the floor, barriers, varied check-in procedures

  • Schedule Management - staggered appointments and varied check-in procedures

  • Screenings - taking everyone's temperature and asking about symptoms, travel and contact with others

  • Masking - requiring everyone to wear a mask, unless medically contraindicated

  • Enhanced Cleaning Schedules - waiting rooms, exam rooms, bathrooms and check-in areas will be sanitized regularly with a CDC-approved disinfectant

  • Hand Hygiene - frequent hand washing is encouraged and hand sanitizer is recommended when entering and exiting a building and exam room

Visitor Restrictions

Due to rising cases of COVID in Ottawa County, starting Monday, November 16, 2020, Magruder will no longer allow visitors, in all areas of the hospital, unless a visitor is deemed necessary by a clinician. This restriction is being implemented to reduce the risk of exposure for our patients and our teams. We do want to remind our communities, now more than ever, wear your masks, wash your hands, social distance – and stay healthy!

See Visitor Restriction Guidelines

Outpatient Services

Our Outpatient Entrance is now open Monday-Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Physical, occupational and speech therapies are returning to the main Magruder campus location. The wellness center will not be open yet, but aquatic therapy will be available on a limited basis for patients deemed appropriate.

The Pharmacy has reopened the lobby for prescription pickup or drop off. Pharmacy hours (lobby and drive-thru) will remain 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Outpatient lab draws have returned to the main Magruder Hospital location and the walk-in lab draw sites at the Magruder Medical Group offices of Drs. Cadigan, Callahan, Blunt, and Jackson.

The Magruder Hospital lab will be open Monday through Fridays from 7:00am to 3:30pm, and Saturdays 7:00am to Noon. All patients coming for labwork, including recurring orders, will need to enter through the Outpatient Entrance. All patients will be screened with a temperature check and questions about travel and contact with others. The number of patients in the waiting room will also be limited to comply with social distancing recommendations. Waiting room chairs and draw rooms will be cleaned after each patient.

The lab stations at the Magruder Medical Group locations will all be open 8:00am to noon. The lab site at Dr. Jackson’s office will be open from 8:00am to 11:30am. Lab patients who come to these off-site locations will be asked to call a number posted at each location and wait in their car. A staff member will come get them when it is their turn. These off-site locations will also complete screenings and disinfect between each patient.

Elective Surgeries & Procedures

As now allowed by the Ohio Department of Health, we are increasing the amount of elective surgeries being performed at Magruder Hospital starting May 4, 2020. We are working with surgeons and patients to schedule procedures accordingly.

Community Outreach Events

The majority of community outreach events at Magruder are on hold until further notice. This includes the monthly luncheon, diabetes get togethers, exercise classes and support groups, as well as the 80th Anniversary/Wellness event previously scheduled for August 13th.

The lab will be doing an updated monthly screening on the second Thursday for $20. Appointments are required. Click here for more information.

Please know that many organizations are still offering online services, such as the Alzheimer’s Association.

Magruder will host blood drives in the conference center on Friday, October 2nd and Friday, November 20. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit their website and enter sponsor code MAGRUDER HOSP. Or call 419-732-4061.

Testing

In light of Governor Mike Dewine’s false positive antigen test for COVID-19, we want our community to feel comfortable in Magruder’s testing capabilities. During this pandemic, Magruder Hospital has only used the molecular PCR method and not the antigen type of test which generated Governor Dewine’s false positive. The molecular PCR method has proven the most accurate COVID-19 test to date.

Magruder Hospital is committed to the care, health and safety of our patients and community. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances with our outside lab partners, we cannot guarantee the quick turnaround time for COVID test results we have previously provided.

We continue to prioritize our patients and community members, especially those that are symptomatic, for the fastest results. We understand that waiting for results can be a trying time, and will continue to provide updates on service expectations in the future. Please see our current guidelines for testing.

Thank you for your understanding, and confidence, as we work toward our mission of Improving Lives Together.

Community testing for COVID-19 continues to be available in Ottawa County at Magruder Hospital. Testing is for those who have symptoms and have an order from a medical professional. Testing can be done via drive through without entering the hospital.

If you have questions about testing, The Magruder Hospital COVID-19 hotline number is 419-301-4304. When you call, a nurse will screen you for symptoms and provide a recommendation to you. It is very important that you call this number before reporting to the hospital.

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help you make decisions about seeking medical care or testing.

  • Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. They may not need to be tested.
  • There is no treatment specifically approved for people who have COVID-19.

If you develop any of the following emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency. Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Helpful Resources

This time may be difficult, but here are some resources that can help you and your family stay active, on top of your health and knowledgable about the current situation.

Helpful websites:

Other information:

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention