The medical-surgical unit provides acute care to patients of all ages who need hospitalization for a medical problem or following surgery. Patients admitted to this area may require cardiac monitoring per telemetry, IV therapy, and frequent health assessments by nursing; or rehabilitation therapy by physical therapists, occupational therapists or speech pathologists.
A nursing staff of RN's and LPNs works closely with the patient's physician, social worker, dietitian and other health care workers to provide a specialized plan of care for the patient. A charge nurse is always present to provide information and answer questions from patients and family.
Our hospitalists are a group of doctors who specilize in taking care of hospitalized patients. They focus exculsively on hospital care and have expert knowledge of all hospital departments and specilaists. This enusres patients get the proper treatment quickly and effectively. Hospitalists communicate the details of a patient's hospital stay with the patient's primary care pysician and make all of the arrangements necessary for you at the time of discharge. When you leave the hospital your primary care doctor will provide the follow-up care.
Swing Bed care is provided by RNs and LPNs and other required therapists. Weekly care conferences are conducted with all of the involved health care providers and the patient/family to discuss and plan the ongoing care needs of the patient. The social worker works closely with the patient and family in evaluating discharge needs.
Payment for the Swing Bed program is made through Medicare, Self-Pay or Medicaid. Medicare and Medicaid coverage is provided according to the requirements and eligibility standards established by these programs.