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 5/21/2020

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, outpatient lab draws will be returning 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. See the Outpaitent Services section for more detailed information.

The Magruder Urgent Care entrance will open back up on Monday, May 18th at 9:30am. Urgent Care hours will resume as normal: 7 days a week, from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm.

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 - visitor restrictions remain in place to minimize contact between individuals

Magruder Hospital Services

What to Do If You Feel Sick

Your health is important to us - please don't wait to be seen for an urgent or emergent need.

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

Visitor Restrictions

All people entering Magruder Hospital and its ancillary offices are being screened according to the latest CDC recommendations.

Visitation to Magruder is now prohibited. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Outpatient Services

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, outpatient lab draws will be returning 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.

The Pharmacy at Magruder remains open at this time for drive-thru filling only:
Monday thru Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

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.

Clinical Rotation Restrictions

Magruder is restricting student clinical rotations within our facilities. This includes nursing students, ancillary students, etc. within the hospital, ambulatory and senior care settings until further notice. These restrictions are necessary to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19.

Community Outreach Events

Community Outreach events at Magruder are on hold until further notice. This includes the annual Kiwanis health screen, the monthly luncheon, diabetes get togethers, exercise classes, support groups and the optional $16 lab test offered monthly.

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

Although we do not have any American Red Cross blood drives scheduled in the conference center, consider donating at a blood drive near you as they have a significant need.

Testing

For more information on who should be tested or what to do after being tested, please see the CDC's information on testing for COVID-19 here.

For Ottawa County specific information, please see our Testing Guidance Document here.

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