The State Hygienist issues a new COVID Code Mississippi Politics and News

The State Hygienist issues a new COVID Code  Mississippi Politics and News

Due to the current wave of COVID-19 and limited ICU availability, and the inability of ill patients in rural areas to access care, MSDH is activating this Limited System of Care Plan. All Mississippi hospitals must participate in the plan to allow the most critically ill patients to be transferred for care while not overburdening any hospital. 

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  • The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is issuing a statewide order making participation in Mississippi COVID System of Care Plan mandatory for all licensed hospitals effective at noon today. The order will continue until January 23, 2022, unless revoked prior to that time.

  • This approach is more focused than the prior Order because it only includes situations such as:

Heart attacks
Strokes
Immediate neurosurgical intervention (such as a severe car accident)
Transplant patients with complications
Ventilated patients at a hospital without an ICU, respiratory therapy or a ventilator)

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Mississippi MED-COM will direct patients to available beds, and when no beds are available, to hospital destinations on a rotating basis based on geography and resource availability.

Press Release

1/11/2022

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