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Acute Care
(West Wing)


Washington County Hospital is a JCAHO-accredited organization that provides specialized care to meet the needs of individual patients and families. The hospitalís Med/Surg unit is licensed for 25 beds. Patient care is coordinated by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants under the direction the patientís physician. This highly trained nursing staff works closely with other departments (rehab therapies, laboratory, social services, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, dietary and housekeeping) to facilitate patient care.

Services include 24 hour care, cardiac monitoring, respiratory care, specific pharmaceutical therapies including IV therapy and transfusions, respite care, restorative care and clinical monitoring. Support staff is available 24 hours a day. Social services include discharge planning, resource referrals, advance directives, crises intervention and utilization management. The Med/Surg unit is utilized primarily for general medical and surgery patients and skilled care patients. As a designated Critical Access Hospital, the 25 beds are licensed swing beds and may be used for either medical patients or skilled nursing patients.

Hospice care rooms are available for the care of terminally ill patients and Respite care rooms are available when care-giving families need short-term assistance with the care of their family member. For more information, call (618) 327-2292.

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