ATTENTION: Visitor Restrictions Eased

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With COVID-19 hospitalizations and community cases of the virus decreasing, MidMichigan Health is easing its visitor restrictions beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27. Visiting hours for Medical Center Inpatient Units will now be held daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Behavioral Health Units remain daily from 6 to 8 p.m., and visitors of patients in Specialized Care Units are to check with the nurse’s station to determine appropriate visiting times. As we recognize that an important aspect of care and healing is having a family member or support person with our patients whenever possible, we have adjusted the limitations on number of visitors/support persons in several locations. Protocols for health screening, universal masking and social distancing will remain in place.

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Cross to Become President of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland

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Bryan Cross, Pharm.D., has been named president of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Greg Rogers, who has served as president of the Medical Center in Midland since 2008, will transition to chief operating officer for MidMichigan Health. The changes will be effective March 1, 2021.

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Now Scheduling Appointments for COVID Vaccine

UPDATED 3/4/2021

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Total COVID Vaccine Doses Administered at MidMichigan Health

(as of 3/3/2021)

32,040

Per the guidelines issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, patients age 65 and older plus certain groups of essential workers are currently eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. Eligibility is being expanded to include people age 50 and over later this month. We are encouraging eligible patients to follow the steps below to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment. Please note that depending on vaccine supply, some patients may be placed on a wait list.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment or if you get vaccinated at another location, please call the COVID hotline to notify us so that we can remove you from our list and promptly schedule other eligible patients.

Step 1: Verify whether you meet the current vaccination criteria

The following groups are currently eligible:

  • Health care workers
  • All people ages 65 or older
  • Pre-Kindergarten through high school teachers, support staff and child care workers who usually have direct contact with children
  • First responders not covered in Phase 1A (e.g., firefighters, police, conservation officers, inspectors)
  • Corrections workers (e.g., staff in prisons, jails, juvenile justice facilities)
  • Workers in homeless shelters, congregate child care institutions, and adult and child protective services
  • Frontline essential workers in the food processing and agricultural industries

Beginning Monday, March 8, these additional groups will be eligible:

  • People age 50 and up who have disabilities or medical conditions that place them at higher risk for severe illness. View a complete list of these medical conditions.
  • Caregiver family members and guardians age 16 and older of children who have special health care needs.
  • People who live in congregate settings (i.e. homeless shelters, jails, prisons).

Beginning Monday, March 22, all people age 50 and older will be eligible.

These phases are defined in MDHHS's Vaccination Prioritization Guidance document.

Step 2: Review Medical Considerations

If you have any of these conditions, please read before scheduling a vaccine appointment, as these conditions can impact the timing of your appointment:

  1. Cancer, Rheumatology or Immune Disorders - Consult your specialist before scheduling a COVID vaccine appointment to learn how the vaccine may impact your immune response and/or some medications you may be taking.
  2. Received Antibody Treatments for COVID-19 - Based on current recommendations, patients should wait 90 days after receiving monoclonal antibody (BAM) or convalescent plasma treatment before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Other Recent Vaccinations such as Hepatitis B, Shingles, Influenza or Tetanus - Patients should wait 14 days after receiving other vaccinations before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
  4. Prior History of COVID-19 - Patients will need to wait at least 10 days after diagnosis and be symptom free and out of quarantine before receiving the vaccine. They may want to wait up to 90 days based on current evidence suggesting they may be protected for up to 90 days.
  5. Mammograms - If you are due for a routine screening mammogram, we recommend scheduling your mammogram before your first dose or 4-6 weeks after your final dose of the COVID vaccine.

More information about the above conditions is also in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 3: Request an Appointment

If you meet any of the above criteria, please call the COVID Hotline, (989) 794-7600 or toll free (800) 445-7356, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and press Option 1. We appreciate your patience as call volumes may be high. You may find that you experience shorter hold times after 9 a.m. Please note that depending on vaccine supply, some patients may be placed on a wait list.

Step 4: Prepare for Your Appointment

  • Please bring photo ID and wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt on the day of your vaccination. The injection will be administered in your upper arm.
  • We recommend that you read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the vaccines and what to expect.
  • If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call our COVID hotline to notify us, so that we may offer your spot to another eligible patient.
  • If you have an active MyMidMichigan account, please ensure that your text and email notifications are set up correctly so that you can receive timely appointment reminders. If you need help logging in or updating your settings, you may call MyMidMichigan Support, (989) 839-6299 or Toll Free (855) 476-1298, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. or email mymidmichigan@midmichigan.org

Heart and Vascular Center Now Open

Construction of MidMichigan Health's new Heart and Vascular Center is now complete, consolidating all of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s heart and vascular physician offices and specialty clinics. It also houses cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services and streamlines access to cardiovascular testing, interventional and surgical heart and vascular services. The Center was designed to provide coordinated holistic care in a calm, healing environment with indoor healing gardens, areas for quiet reflection, and an atrium-style lobby.

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Urgent Care Wait Times

If you have COVID-19 symptoms please call before coming to Urgent Care so we may safely care for you. Or call your primary care provider to schedule a video visit.

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